Trump Campaign Uses Skittles to Explain Syrian Refugees, and Twitter Is Not Amused
The Trump campaign has helpfully reduced the Syrian refugee crisis in all its messy complexity to a metaphor about candy.
The following image “says it all,” according to Donald Trump Jr., who tweeted out the Syrians-as-Skittles post Monday night.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016
The tweet was met with widespread derision:
That last RT from @DonaldJTrumpJr shows you the moronic anti-immigrant fear mongering the Trumps love. Immigrants are not coming to kill us.
— Touré (@Toure) September 19, 2016
@DonaldJTrumpJr Skittles are terrible, your analogy is terrible, and you are terrible.
— Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) September 20, 2016
@DonaldJTrumpJr Would you rather fight a thousand Skittle sized terrorists or eat one terrorist-sized poison Skittle?
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) September 20, 2016
.@DonaldJTrumpJr if I gave you a jar of jelly beans, would you agree to never speak again?
— Emma Roller (@emmaroller) September 20, 2016
— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) September 20, 2016
@DonaldJTrumpJr Wait, so how many refugees *should* I be eating? Asking for a friend…
— Spencer J Gilbert (@SpencerJGilbert) September 20, 2016
— Drew Harwell (@drewharwell) September 20, 2016
@DonaldJTrumpJr It’s funny, I feel that way about Trump children, except the metaphor breaks down when the giant orange Skittle nukes France
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) September 20, 2016
— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) September 20, 2016
Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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