Donald Trump is getting a lot of exposure lately, mainly because he's trying to run for president and becoming more appealing while doing so. But at the core he's a businessman, and according to the New York Post, he apparently wanted to buy Pope Francis' favorite soccer team:
The Post has learned that the GOP front-runner is looking to buy Argentina’s Club Atletico San Lorenzo di Almagro, best known for running the San Lorenzo soccer team of which Pope Francis is an avid fan.
Indeed, the Pope's a big fan, as seen in San Lorenzo's Twitter photo of him holding up the logo in 2013:
However, Donald Trump went on Twitter to deny this:
A phony story that I am trying to buy a soccer team in Argentina is untrue. Never even heard of the team—no interest! http://t.co/YCQAQBarfj— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2015
There are a couple reasons why, in a parallel universe, he could have wanted to buy the the team:
- San Lorenzo won the 2014 Copa Libertadores de América and you can't blame Trump for wanting to side with successful people.
- It is the Pope's favorite team, so maybe he could've wanted to make good with the Pope and the Catholics. (Actually, knowing the Pope's stance on capitalism, he would've been displeased with Trump.)
Alas, Trump does not know what San Lorenzo is, and he never wanted the team in the first place. But there is a neat soccer pun from the now-debunked report:
"Obviously for (Mr. Trump) it would be a great goal!" said the source, who cautioned that "for the moment, it is only the first phase."
(via New York Post)