Newsmax host and former Trump adviser Steve Cortes on Wednesday shared a viral photo showing more than 600 Afghan refugees crammed into an Air Force transport plane.
"Raise your hand if you want this plane landing in your town?" wrote Cortes, who is among many in the MAGA world who've taken a hardline "nativist" stance again resettling Afghan refugees in the United States.
"America paid unimaginable costs in Afghanistan because of uniparty globalists who dominated the Bush & Obama administrations. No more…" Cortes added.
Cortes' tweet was met by a flood of Twitter users from "many political stripes responding with hand-raising emojis," the Washington Post noted, in a story about how former president Donald Trump has been undercutting his own political allies' anti-refugee message.
Others pointed out that Cortes' father was an immigrant, cited Bible verses calling for compassion, quoted Emma Lazarus' poem from the Statue of Liberty, and said they'd rather share their country with Afghan refugees than Jan. 6 insurrectionists.
Check out some of the responses below.
There's a raised hand... https://t.co/mDR26ajjYa https://t.co/OrQz0x1zqu— Ron Marz (@Ron Marz) 1629297556.0
🙋♀️ What part of "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" do you not understa… https://t.co/AYsrNn6c2W— Wesley 🏳️🌈 (@Wesley 🏳️🌈) 1629306257.0
Raise your hands, America. 🙋🏼♂️ https://t.co/hK3h7Iganp— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell) 1629296819.0
🤚 Every Christian in the United States should have their hand raised. ✝️ “For I was a stranger and you welcomed m… https://t.co/3qW8feuZei— Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons (@Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons) 1629295506.0
MAGA version of Matthew: 25 takes a turn https://t.co/77T5B0woY1— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper) 1629303074.0
‘Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.’ Then all the people shall… https://t.co/5ODLi79jEX— Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie (@Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie) 1629306118.0
Jesus would slap the shit out of you fyi https://t.co/yPDWEgmxYp— Holly Anderson (@Holly Anderson) 1629264248.0
Same shit, different century. MS St. Louis, loaded with Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany, refused refuge in m… https://t.co/qUcLnFLCGr— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) 1629295129.0
Happy to trade them for the attendees of an anti-mask rally. https://t.co/7ZnO8M5Sp9— Michael Eisen (@Michael Eisen) 1629306122.0
Raise your hand if you'd rather have these courageous Afghan refugees in your town instead of bigoted white suprema… https://t.co/OtOVV8yd3G— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@Qasim Rashid, Esq.) 1629300370.0
Did we all get to raise our hands when your father immigrated to the United States from Colombia? https://t.co/eGu0J4durW— Mehdi Hasan (@Mehdi Hasan) 1629294125.0