ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 18, 2016
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(Vatican: Terry Moran) The reaction of presidential candidate Donald Trump to what Pope Francis said about Trump's plan to build a wall on the US-Mexico border: that he is not Christian featured; scenes shown of the pope in Mexico at the border where he spoke about migrants. The pope's intentions in criticizing Trump on the issue discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(Gaffney, South Carolina: Tom Llamas) Candidate Trump & the pope featured. [TRUMP - jokes about what the pope said: questioning his faith is disgraceful; calls Ted Cruz a liar.] [CRUZ, Marco RUBIO, Jeb BUSH - react to the pope.] The defense of Trump by conservative voices with radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh quoted discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) The standings of Democrats Bernie Sanders & Hillary Clinton in the latest Fox poll cited.
(Las Vegas: Cecilia Vega) The Democratic campaign featured; scenes shown from Las Vegas of Hillary with a cafeteria worker & from a Clinton ad aimed at Latinos; details given about her campaigning in Nevada & Sanders' staffers on the trail. Clinton's "Vogue" article quoted. The Sanders criticism of Clinton for cozying up to President Obama discussed.