As the Pope visits Washington, New York, and Philadelphia, people from every walk of life are expressing profound gratitude that the news media is offering non-stop coverage of Francis’s every move instead of Trump’s, if only for five days. Carol Foyler, of New York, said that the Pope’s visit would wreak havoc with traffic in Manhattan this week, but added, “I would put up with that all year long if it meant seeing less of that [expletive] Trump’s face.” Even Americans who would not normally be expected to take an interest in the Pope’s visit, like agnostics and atheists, are wildly enthusiastic about the role Francis has played in momentarily ousting Trump from the headlines.
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