One doesn’t tend to think of Pope Francis as a comedian, but today he managed to ever so sweetly bust the chops of President Trump in a quick little quip to the first lady, Melania.Apparently he noticed that The Donald doesn’t appear to have missed many meals – at least recently.
Nearing the end of the first meeting together, the Pontiff jokingly asked Melania what she gives him to eat – but he also managed to graciously add a little reference only Melania would understand.
According to the New York Daily News, Through a translator, Pope Francis asked Mrs. Trump, “What do you give him to eat — potica?”
The Pope was asking Slovenian-born Melania Trump about a nut-filled cake known in her homeland as “Potica.” He tasted the traditional treat when Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar visited the Vatican in 2015.
The Pope was asking Slovenian-born Melania Trump about a nut-filled cake known in her homeland as “Potica.” He tasted the traditional treat when Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar visited the Vatican in 2015.Laughing, the First Lady did not dispute the Holy See’s assessment and replied, “Potica.”
It does look pretty darn tasty.
The president is 6’ 3” and supposedly weighs 250 pounds and change. In an interview last September, Trump admitted to Dr. Mehmet Oz, “I could lose a little weight.”Given how wonderful the food is in Italy, it’s doubtful he’ll get a jumpstart on that during this trip.
[This article was written by Michele Hickford, author of the brutally honest and bitingly funny Do I Need To Slap You?]