Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday said he was "befuddled" to hear Pope Francis bashing "unfettered capitalism" as a "new tyranny" in a papal proclamation.
"It’s actually unbelievable," he began. "The pope has written, in part, about the utter evils of capitalism. And I have to tell you, I’ve got parts of it here I can share with you. It’s sad because this pope makes it very clear he doesn’t know what he’s talking about when it comes to capitalism and socialism and so forth."
He went on to argue that the Catholic Church wouldn't even exist without capitalism and the "tons of money" that funds the church and Vatican.
"But regardless, what this is — somebody has either written this for him or gotten to him. This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope," Limbaugh concluded.
Listen to the entire segment via the Daily Rushbo:
Later in the show, Limbaugh did leave open the possibility that the "worldwide left" may have mistranslated Pope Francis' words on capitalism to further an agenda.
"Now, my first reaction was, 'Come on, this document is too big and massive for it to be mistranslated.' But then I caught myself, and this is exactly what the left does," he said. "If they had a chance to take somebody as influential and revered and beloved as the pope and put their words in his mouth, they would do it in a minute."
The radio host argued the "truth takes a long time to catch up when the lie gets out of the gates first."