Donald Trump Jr's Skittles gaffe provokes outrage on Twitter

Donald Trump Jr's Skittles gaffe provokes outrage on Twitter
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A tweet by Donald Trump Jr, the presidential candidate’s son, has provoked outrage.


A tweet by Donald Trump Jr, the presidential candidate’s son, has provoked outrage.

“Don” Trump tweeted a photo with a caption comparing refugees to poisonous Skittles, the multi-coloured fruity sweets. It appeared to have been endorsed by his father’s election campaign.

This image says it all. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first.

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016

The tweet echoed comments posted last month by right-wing radio talk show host Joe Walsh.

Hey DonaldJTrumpJr</a>, that&#39;s the point I made last month.<br><br>Glad you agree. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Joe Walsh (WalshFreedom) September 20, 2016

Wrigley, which makes Skittles, responded to a request for comment. One of its reps told The Hollywood Post’s Seth Abramovitch that “Skittles are candy. Refugees are people.” > A rep for Skittles</a> gives me their response to <a href="">

— Seth Abramovitch (@SethAbramovitch) September 20, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s press secretary reacted simply by calling the tweet “disgusting.”

This is disgusting.

— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) September 20, 2016

Many people posted photos of child refugees, with just the slogan “Skittles.” > These aren't Skittles, DonaldJTrumpJr</a>. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Jason Sparks (sparksjls) September 20, 2016


— Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) September 20, 2016


— emily nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) September 20, 2016

Singer John Legend argued that by the same logic, you should ban guns, as guns kill people

By that logic, you would take everyone's guns away. Because someone is gonna kill somebody at some point. But I guess that doesn't count.

— John Legend (@johnlegend) September 20, 2016

Legend wasn’t the only one making gun law connnections: > If I had a country full of guns, and I told you just 48 of them a day would shoot a child, wd you think refugees are the problem? #skittles

— C. Dodds Pennock (@carolinepennock) September 20, 2016

Some people argued that the Trumps are the danger, not refugees: > Three very dangerous Skittles. Just takes three.

— Dr Kelly Sennholz (@MtnMD) September 20, 2016

Others defended Trump’s tweet, saying it was just an analogy and that he had a good point, and that anyone who is offended is a politically correct liberal > Today we learned that people apparently don't understand the purpose of analogies. #ItsNotLiteralYouRetards#Skittles

— (@ChrisRGun) September 20, 2016

Donald Trump Jr's #skittles comment made PERFECT sense. Answer the damned question. Would you take a handful?

— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) September 20, 2016

FACT: no one would take a chance on being poisoned. #Skittles analogy is apt. Libs simply refuse to acknowledge it. #fools#maga

— Stacy Washington (@StacyOnTheRight) September 20, 2016

To sum it up the liberals are so insecure they will rather let Americans die from terrorism than being politically incorrect #Skittles

— Exceptions rule (@Exceptions_rule) September 20, 2016

‘Mini’ Trump made the comment just days after he said the political media would be “warming up the gas chamber” if his father behaved like Hillary Clinton.

.DonaldJTrumpJr</a>: We hope you understand the sensitivity and hurt of making Holocaust jokes. We hope you retract.<a href=""></a></p>&mdash; ADL (ADL_National) September 15, 2016


— RogelioGarcia Lawyer (@LawyerRogelio) September 16, 2016

Pro-tip to Trump surrogates: If you don't want to sound like Nazis, don't make specious Holocaust references.

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) September 15, 2016

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