When President Donald Trump was seeking election to succeed President Barrack Obama as the United States president, one of the campaign promises was to build a wall along the US, Mexico border, to curb the illegal migration of Mexicans into the United States, a promise that did not go well with Catholic leader, Pope Francis.
According to the Pontiff, ‘ it was awkward to build walls instead of bridges’ in reference to Trump’s campaign promise.
In response, Donald Trump described the Pope’s comments as disgraceful, and accused the pontiff of being a pawn of the Mexican government.
For this, it was easy to predict that ‘bad blood’ arose from the heated exchange between the two powerful world leaders.
Fast forward months down the line, their differences proved to be a thing of the past when the two met on Wednesday in Rome, Italy during President Trump’s first foreign trip.
The world’s most popular and powerful religious leader would make a joke that seemed to have gone down well with the world’s most powerful political leader, Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump.
In one of the lighter moments when the two met at the Vatican on Wednesday, the Pontiff made an apparent allusion to Trump's imposing physical dominance, leaving Trump and Melania in laughter.
"What do you feed him on? Potica?" Francis asked Melania, in a reference to a calorie-laden cake that comes from her native Slovenia and is pronounced "potteezza".
There were reports that the US First Lady had replied "Pizza!" , but her staff later told AFP that she appreciated Francis for producing a custom-made joke for her benefit.