Donald Trump Jr. Compares Syrian Refugees To Skittles, Candy Company Responds

The picture was used in a tweet by Donald Trump Jr that caused outrage on social media.

Donald Trump Jr., tweeted a graphic on Tuesday that likened Syrian refugees to Skittles, which was swiftly met with criticism.

Had the Trump campaign or Trump Jr. wished to pay for an image, they could have purchased similar Skittles photos on Shutterstock at the cost of two for $29.

The GOP nominee has repeatedly called for the U.S.to stop accepting Syrian refugees over fears of terrorism. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first.

Wrigley, maker of Skittles, responded to the controversy, telling the Daily Dot and other media, "Skittles are candy". He also said he would tell a refugee who was trying to bring their family to safety and found his analogy to be foolish, "Tough".

Ironically, however, the tweet attempting to justify Trump's harsh anti-refugee policies wouldn't have been possible without the talent of refugees. In an interview with MSNBC, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee compared Syrian refugees to poisonous peanuts, asking "if there were about 10 peanuts that were deadly poisonous, would you feed them to your kids?" "The answer is no".

Then on Tuesday morning, Trump Jr. linked to a news article posted on the conservative news site Breitbart with the incendiary headline: "Europe's Rape Epidemic: Western Women Will Be Sacrificed At The Altar Of Mass Migration". He has denied he was alluding to the Holocaust.

He muddied the political waters again when he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review his father shouldn't release his tax returns because it would "distract" from the celebrity businessman's "main message".

Trump Jr.'s tweet prompted a barrage of angry responses on Twitter.

"Is Donald Trump's new campaign slogan "Fear The Rainbow"?" wrote Twitter user @AngrySalmond.

Since then, Trump has refrained from specifically targeting Muslims, but he has championed police profiling of suspects and promised to bar immigrants and travellers from certain countries deemed risky, such as Syria.

A spokesman from Skittles said: "Skittles are candy". This would be in addition to the tens of thousands of refugees accepted from around the world every year.

A year ago, Clinton said she supported the admission of 65,000 Syrian refugees. There are no known threats to national security in the US - or in Canada, which has accepted more than 30,000 Syrians since last November - linked to the resettlement of Syrian refugees.

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