Trump says in a tweet that he offered "condolences from the People of the United States for the horrible and destructive fire."
Just had a wonderful conversation with @Pontifex Francis offering condolences from the People of the United States for the horrible and destructive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. I offered the help of our great experts on renovation and construction as I did....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2019
And Trump says he offered the help of "our great experts on renovation and construction" and made the same offer to French President Emmanuel Macron in a call on Tuesday.
Trump and the pope had clashed over Trump's campaign pledge to build a wall along the southern U.S. border, but they appeared to get along well when they met in person during the president's trip to the Vatican in 2017.
Trump says he also wished both the Pope and Macron "a very Happy Easter!"