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.
The tweet echoed comments posted last month by right-wing radio talk show host Joe Walsh.
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.”
Hillary Clinton’s press secretary reacted simply by calling the tweet “disgusting.”
Many people posted photos of child refugees, with just the slogan “Skittles.”
Singer John Legend argued that by the same logic, you should ban guns, as guns kill people
Legend wasn’t the only one making gun law connnections:
Some people argued that the Trumps are the danger, not refugees:
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
‘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.