Donald Trump Jr. likens Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles
Twitter users rebuked Trump Jr., saying Syrian refugees could not be compared to candy
Donald Trump Jr. has posted a meme on Twitter likening Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles, leading users to slam the presidential hopeful’s son online.
Seeking to promote his father’s presidential campaign, the younger Trump posted a tweet featuring a bowl of the candy Skittles with a warning.
“If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful?” said the tweet on the verified @DonaldTrumpJr handle.
“That’s our Syrian refugee problem,” said the post, which caused a stir and negative tweets on the internet into Tuesday.
Young Trump’s tweet said, “This image says it all. Let’s end the politically correct agenda that doesn’t put America first.”
Twitter users rebuked Trump Jr., saying Syrian refugees could not be compared to candy.
Even if we did bring in a few bad Skittles - and there's no evidence we do - you take that risk to save these Skittles, you monstrous dope. pic.twitter.com/KpA7Mnl8Nm— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) September 20, 2016
His father has advocated sharply restraining immigration and has accused opponent Hillary Clinton of advocating acceptance of tens of thousands of refugees.
The tweet came as world leaders meeting at the United Nations on Monday approved a declaration aimed at providing a more coordinated and humane response to the global refugee crisis, among which Syrians are a major grouping.
(With the Associated Press)