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In Poor Taste the Rainbow: Donald Trump Jr. Sparks Ire After Comparing Refugees to Skittles


Donald Trump Jr. is facing backlash after posting a controversial tweet Monday.

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"If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful? That's our Syrian refugee problem."

Twitter users quickly responded by posting photos of refugee children along with the hashtag #notaskittle.

Mars Inc., the maker of Skittles responded in a statement: "Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don't feel it's an appropriate analogy."

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Many of Trump's supporters retweeted the post and were in favor of his rhetoric. 

Despite the backlash, Donald Jr. has not apologized for his statement — nor is he backing down.

He tweeted in favor of a harsher immigration stance Tuesday morning.


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