Yesterday, Donald Trump Jr likened Syrian refugees to a bowl of poison skittles as a promotion for his father’s campaign.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016
“If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful?” the post states. “That’s our Syrian refugee problem.”
The metaphore expresses how if some people in a group are bad, then you shouldn’t trust anyone.
But Twitter came back at the post in fury.
Some changed the meme:
Some posted harrowing images:
— Nish Weiseth (@NishWeiseth) September 20, 2016
A rep for Skittles came back with this reply:
I mean it’s kind of sad that Skittles had to actually say “refugees are people”
— Hussein Kesvani (@HKesvani) September 20, 2016
Even singer John Legend took to twitter too:
Most people on Twitter, however, took to showing just how similar refugees are to skittles:
— American Putz (@Americaputz) September 20, 2016
The post came after Monday’s UN meeting, where it was decided by world leaders to try a more coordinated and humane response to the global refugee crisis.
With the presidential campaign rapidly gaining speed, Trump is certainly trying to make even more of a name for himself.