Donald Trump Jr. Defends Skittles Tweet as a ‘Simple Metaphor’


Posted on: September 22nd, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

 Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman/TNS via Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  Donald Trump Jr. defended his now infamous tweet comparing refugees to a bowl of Skittles at a press conference in Boise, Idaho, Thursday.

“To me it was a simple metaphor,” Trump Jr. said. “You know people will today make what they want of anything, and they see the worst in everything and they look for subtext that doesn’t exist.”

On Monday, Trump Jr., the eldest son of the Republican presidential nominee, took to Twitter to publish a graphic that likened Syrian refugees to the sweet candy.

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?”

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>This image says it all. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/trump2016?src=hash”>#trump2016</a> <a href=”https://t.co/9fHwog7ssN”>pic.twitter.com/9fHwog7ssN</a></p>&mdash; Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) <a href=”https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/778016283342307328″>September 19, 2016</a></blockquote>
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“That’s our Syrian refugee problem,” it reads. Trump Jr. added, “This image says it all.”

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Donald Trump Jr. Defends Skittles Tweet as a ‘Simple Metaphor’


Posted on: September 22nd, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

 Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman/TNS via Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  Donald Trump Jr. defended his now infamous tweet comparing refugees to a bowl of Skittles at a press conference in Boise, Idaho, Thursday.

“To me it was a simple metaphor,” Trump Jr. said. “You know people will today make what they want of anything, and they see the worst in everything and they look for subtext that doesn’t exist.”

On Monday, Trump Jr., the eldest son of the Republican presidential nominee, took to Twitter to publish a graphic that likened Syrian refugees to the sweet candy.

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?”

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>This image says it all. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/trump2016?src=hash”>#trump2016</a> <a href=”https://t.co/9fHwog7ssN”>pic.twitter.com/9fHwog7ssN</a></p>&mdash; Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) <a href=”https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/778016283342307328″>September 19, 2016</a></blockquote>
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“That’s our Syrian refugee problem,” it reads. Trump Jr. added, “This image says it all.”

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