The Pope has a message on "fake news" for Trump

“Spreading fake news can serve to advance specific goals, influence political decisions and serve economic interests,” wrote Pope Francis, noting that the first instance of “fake news” was committed by the serpent in the Garden of Eden.

While Francis’ message was not specifically directed at Trump, there’s little question that the head of the Roman Catholic Church is aware of the American President’s role in seeking to call into question all news that he doesn’t like — and its ripple effect around the world…

“Disinformation thus thrives on the absence of healthy confrontation with other sources of information that could effectively challenge prejudices and generate constructive dialogue,” he said.