Conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh batted at President Obama for citing Pope Francis in his recent speech on the American economy.

Limbaugh: Obama having an orgasm over Pope ripping America

AP Photo/Chris Carlson

“What does Obama do? he rips the country,” Limbaugh said on his show Wednesday. “You know, that still frosts me. Obama out quoting the Pope. … Folks, if you missed this. You’ve got to hear this. This is the President citing the Pope. His new best friend. Because the Pope is ripping America. The Pope ripping capitalism … and Obama’s having an orgasm.”

Limbaugh was referring to Obama’s speech, also on Wednesday, in which he quoted Francis.

“Some of you may have seen just last week, the Pope himself spoke about this at eloquent length,” Obama said. “‘How can it be,’ [Francis] wrote, ‘that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?’”

The Pope made headlines in November for criticizing “trickle-down” economic policies. At the time, Limbaugh said he was “befuddled” by the comments.