Just when I thought I had seen it all in the Year of Trump, then the GOP front runner gets in a spat with of all people, the Holy Father and spiritual leader of the world's 1.2billion Roman Catholics.
Who'd have thought that was good politics ? Not that Pope Francis didn't help bring it about with a border mass in Mexico and an impromptu press gaggle on the plane back to Rome where he suggested Donald Trump is not a Christian, although the Pontiff didn't mention The Donald by name.
The Pope's remarks were careful and measured but Mr. Trump couldn't let sleeping dogs lie. And again the headlines on the trail today were about Donald Trump.
Trump's pope attack could help him in South Carolina