READ: Rep. Steve King Tweets ‘Heaven Has a Wall, a Gate and a Strict Immigration Policy. Hell Has Open Borders’

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Representative Steve King (R-IA), who has been criticized for holding racist and white nationalist views, has courted controversy again after he tweeted a questionable quote linking the religious concepts of heaven and hell to examples of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy at work.

“Heaven has a wall, a gate and a strict immigration policy,” King tweeted. “Hell has open borders.”

King lifted the quote from a grocery store ad mailer for Mac’s Cashsaver stores in Arkansas. The current mailer includes those words, a reference to Trump’s calls for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Manager Jack Digby has scoffed at the criticism the mailer has received, telling reporters:

“They’re just making a political spin out of it and getting the wrong idea of what it really means. I am for the company and I am for God. There’s nothing wrong with what that statement says.”

King was roundly criticized.

Others responded to him with Bible verses that contradict the quote he shared.

King’s often inflammatory rhetoric about immigration and nationalism has made unsavory headlines before.

King was criticized as recently as last month after he questioned how terms such as “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” became offensive in the United States.

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