Al Sharpton Criticized After Tweeting Jesus Was a Refugee

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Rev. Al Sharpton faced criticism over the weekend after he tweeted that Jesus was a refugee in an apparent criticism of President Trump's recent executive orders on immigration.

Fox News covered the controversy with a segment Tuesday on "Fox and Friends," which included a variety of replies from Twitter users lambasting Sharpton for his Sunday morning tweet.

Many of the replies to Sharpton's tweets reminded the reverend that Jesus, Mary, and Joseph went to Egypt to pay their taxes, something that Sharpton has had trouble doing in the past. In 2014 a New York Times analysis found that Sharpton had been delinquent on tax bills for himself and his for-profit business, which totaled $4.5 million.