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.
Before you head to church today, remember to thank God for his son, Jesus a refugee who fled to Egypt.
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) January 29, 2017
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.
@ALSHARPTON_REV they went to pay Taxes in Egypt. They went home. YOU need to pay your taxes and learn Bible!!
— TootsieMarie (@TootsieMarie) January 31, 2017