Donald Trump Jr. Compares Syrian Refugees to Skittles


Posted on: September 20th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump Jr., son of the Republican presidential nominee, took to Twitter on Monday to publish a graphic that likened Syrian refugees to Skittles.

The graphic asked the question: “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful?”

The image, he explains, “says it all” when it comes to describing what he called “our Syrian refugee problem.”

This image says it all. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first. #trump2016 pic.twitter.com/9fHwog7ssN

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016

The tweet drew both sharp criticism and support in the form of responses, retweets and online comments. The uproar led Mars Incorporated, the parent company of the manufacturer of Skittles, to issue a statement. Mars. Inc. tweeted, “Skittles are candy; refugees are people.”

pic.twitter.com/VUwYKzqujc

— Mars, Incorporated (@MarsGlobal) September 20, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s traveling spokesman, Nick Merrill, retweeted Trump Jr. saying: “This is disgusting.”

This is disgusting. https://t.co/Qygl03Cnc1

— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) September 20, 2016

The White House announced last week that it wanted to increase the number of refugees it accepts in the next fiscal year to 110,000. This year, the country has taken in more than 11,000 Syrian refugees.

More than 11 million people – over half of Syria’s population – have fled their homes, including 6.6 million displaced inside Syria and 4.8 million seeking refuge abroad, according to the latest UN figures.

Donald Trump, the candidate, has proposed what he called “extreme vetting” of immigrants entering the country, suggesting ideological tests and screening based on religious background.

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Donald Trump Jr. Compares Syrian Refugees to Skittles


Posted on: September 20th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump Jr., son of the Republican presidential nominee, took to Twitter on Monday to publish a graphic that likened Syrian refugees to Skittles.

The graphic asked the question: “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful?”

The image, he explains, “says it all” when it comes to describing what he called “our Syrian refugee problem.”

This image says it all. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first. #trump2016 pic.twitter.com/9fHwog7ssN

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016

The tweet drew both sharp criticism and support in the form of responses, retweets and online comments. The uproar led Mars Incorporated, the parent company of the manufacturer of Skittles, to issue a statement. Mars. Inc. tweeted, “Skittles are candy; refugees are people.”

pic.twitter.com/VUwYKzqujc

— Mars, Incorporated (@MarsGlobal) September 20, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s traveling spokesman, Nick Merrill, retweeted Trump Jr. saying: “This is disgusting.”

This is disgusting. https://t.co/Qygl03Cnc1

— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) September 20, 2016

The White House announced last week that it wanted to increase the number of refugees it accepts in the next fiscal year to 110,000. This year, the country has taken in more than 11,000 Syrian refugees.

More than 11 million people – over half of Syria’s population – have fled their homes, including 6.6 million displaced inside Syria and 4.8 million seeking refuge abroad, according to the latest UN figures.

Donald Trump, the candidate, has proposed what he called “extreme vetting” of immigrants entering the country, suggesting ideological tests and screening based on religious background.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



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