Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) discussed his disagreements with Pope Francis’ criticisms of global capitalism.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reacted to Rubio’s remarks and suggested he should go back and reread Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.
De Blasio said, “I would strongly urge Senator Rubio to go back and re-read the Sermon on the Mount. Clearly, the core of Catholic teachings and Christian teachings talks about the economic realities that people face, and has for thousands of years. So I was surprised to hear him make that separation.”
He continued, “Let me give two sentences from his holiness talking about trickle down economics . He said, ‘This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting.’ that’s Pope Francis talking about something that’s been the core of Catholic teachings for 2,000 years. I’m surprised that Mr. Rubio doesn’t understand that.”
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