When President Donald Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace Wednesday, he was presented with several gifts - among them the pontiff's encyclical calling for a partnership between science and religion to protect the environment and combat human-caused climate change. "And we will win this fight", Trump said.
After their meeting, the leaders exchanged gifts.
When the First Couple landed in Rome a day later to meet with Pope Francis, Trump appeared to be rejected again after Melania moved her hand away. At the end of the meeting, Trump told the Pontiff: "I won't forget what you said". The pope gave Trump a collection of books he wrote, as well as a medal crafted by an Italian artist featuring an olive branch symbolizing peace.
United States President Donald Trump paid a visit to Vatican City with his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka and a picture summed up as to how their trip went.
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TRUMP: And many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years and not paying in those past years. KEITH: President Trump spoke at the dedication.
Under clear blue skies, Mr Trump, who said sharp words about the Pope during the USA election campaign a year ago, received a tribute from the Swiss Guard in a Vatican courtyard when he arrived.
No further details, such as when the first lady became Catholic, were given.
That prompted a fierce response from Trump, who fired back by calling Francis' judgmental comment "disgraceful". Just a few days into Trump's first nine-day tour overseas as president, there have been plenty of awkward situations already, including an awkward hand-swatting situation (and then a second one), the president's cringe-worthy outburst in Israel and an awkward family photo that's been memed, re-memed and memed again.
As the Trump's disembarked Air Force One in Italy Melania wasn't interested in the US President's touch. Before arriving in Rome, Trump visited Saudi Arabia, Israel and the West Bank, and he's scheduled to attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting and a G20 summit over the weekend. This explains why Melania Trump seemed so surprised.