UPDATE 3-Pope's comments on Trump's Christianity spark jokes on Twitter
(Adds tweet from Rupert Murdoch)
By Amy Tennery and Anjali Athavaley
Feb 18 (Reuters) - Pope Francis's remarks on Thursday that U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is "not Christian" due to his views on immigration sparked jokes on social media, and the pope quickly trended on Twitter in the United States.
The businessman and former reality TV star called the pope's comments "disgraceful" and said he was proud to be a Christian.
Twitter users poked fun at the brouhaha.
"Watching Trump fight with the Pope might be the most fun you can have with your clothes on," tweeted actor Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks).
Television comedy writer Wendy Molyneux (@WendyMolyneux) joked about the controversy by attributing a fake quotation to Trump that mocked the presidential candidate's penchant for bawdy exaggeration.
"'You know, a lot of my friends are Popes, and they love what I'm doing. This one Pope is such a loser. And fat.' - @realDonaldTrump," Molyneux wrote Thursday.
Paul Begala (@PaulBegala), a political consultant who is an adviser to a Super PAC helping Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, said: "How long before realDonaldTrump says the Pope is totally broke. Doesn't own a single golf course. Never even dated a supermodel. #Loser." Continuación...