The shocking image was plastered to the wall in the middle of the night on a street named the "Way of the Bank of Holy Spirit." The mural was reportedly the work of a street artist that goes by the name "TVBoy," who is believed to be named Salvatore Benintende, according to Reuters.
The picture shows President Donald Trump with bright yellow hair and red devil horns protruding from the sides of his head. He has a red cape over his shoulders and a pistol holstered to his side. The pope has a yellow halo over his head, the same color as Trump's hair, and is depicted wearing a sash around his waist that reads: "The Good Forgives the Evil." The two are shown with arms wrapped around each other while engaged in a mouth-to-mouth kiss.
"It is very provocative but not too shocking for someone coming from America," a tourist from Burbank, California said.
The artwork popped up two weeks before Donald Trump is expected to meet with Pope Francis on May 24. The President is planning to tour Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, and Belgium and will meet the Pope at the Vatican.
A special group of Rome sanitation workers known as "The Decorum Squad" is typically responsible for taking down such murals.
As for former Apprentice star Donald Trump, he has continued his ongoing crusade against the mainstream media this week. On Monday evening, the President blasted several news anchors. Trump said that he believes CNN's Chris Cuomo looks like a "chained lunatic" and that CNN's Don Lemon is "perhaps the dumbest person in broadcasting."
Donald Trump also blasted CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert.
"You see a no-talent guy like Colbert. There's nothing funny about what he says. And what he says is filthy. And you have kids watching. And it only builds up my base. It only helps me, people like him. The guy was dying. By the way, they were going to take him off television, then he started attacking me and he started doing better. But his show was dying. I've done his show...But when I did his show, which by the way was very highly rated. It was his highest rating. The highest rating he's ever had."
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