MSNBC host Joe Scarborough implies Trump isn't a Christian

President Donald Trump's faith is once again being questioned, this time by fellow Republican, and one-time friend, "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough.

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Scarborough's comments came shortly after co-host Mika Brzezinski teased a recap of Trump's meeting with Pope Francis on Wednesday, asking, "They didn't actually see eye to eye during the presidential campaign, so what happened during Donald Trump's meeting today with Pope Francis?"

"We'll go through that and what drove them apart in the first place," Brzezinski said just before Scarborough quickly landed a sharp jab before the MSNBC show cut to break: "Well, the pope's a Christian."

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino International Airport in Rome, Italy May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
Vatican officials (at left) wait to greet U.S. President Donald Trump (3rd R) as he and first lady Melania Trump (R, back to camera) speak with Italy's Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano (2nd R) upon their arrival aboard Air Force One at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino International Airport in Rome, Italy May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Villa Taverna, residence of the U.S. ambassador, in downtown Rome, Italy, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
Demonstrators protest against the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump in Rome, Italy, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
Police stand outside the Vatican before the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
A man raises a U.S. flag minutes before U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Pope Francis meets U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania during a private audience at the Vatican, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandra Tarantino/Pool
Pope Francis meets U.S. President Donald Trump during a private audience at the Vatican, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandra Tarantino/pool
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Pope Francis (C) walks past US First Lady Melania Trump (R) and the daughter of US President Donald Trump Ivanka Trump (L) at the end of a private audience at the Vatican on May 24, 2017. US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican today in a keenly-anticipated first face-to-face encounter between two world leaders who have clashed repeatedly on several issues. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Alessandra Tarantino (Photo credit should read ALESSANDRA TARANTINO/AFP/Getty Images)
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U.S. President Donald Trump walks beside Italy's President Sergio Mattarella (2ndR) at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and his delegation meet with Italy's President Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump greets Italy's Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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While Scarborough has been a harsh critic of the Trump administration thus far, recently slamming the president's new budget proposal as "hateful" and "mean-spirited," he is not the first person to cast doubt on the president's religious beliefs.

The pope himself, during the 2016 presidential election, suggested Trump "is not a Christian" saying, "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel."

Trump immediately rebutted, saying Francis' comments were "disgraceful." "No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man's religion or faith," Trump said.

The Vatican later backtracked the pope's remarks saying, "In no way was this a personal attack."

A few months prior to the pope's controversial statement, the president came under fire after not citing a favorite Bible verse after being asked during an interview with Bloomberg. "I wouldn't want to get into it. Because to me, that's very personal," Trump said.

"The Bible means a lot to me, but I don't want to get into specifics."

The president later said his favorite verse is "eye for an eye."

During the president's meeting at the Vatican on Wednesday, the Pope gave him a small sculptured olive tree that symbolized peace, a signed copy of his 2017 peace message and a copy of his 2015 encyclical letter on the need to protect the environment from the impact of climate change.

The president gifted the pope a signed boxed set of five first-edition books by civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

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