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

The son of the GOP presidential candidate isn't backing down on the divisive comments.

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."

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

September 19, 2016

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

SubhanAllah idk what kind of human being you have to be for this not to affect you #NotASkittle ? https://t.co/91czfUVCKW

September 20, 2016

#NotASkittle #Refugees #WelcomeRefugees pic.twitter.com/HHezDffmG3

September 20, 2016

@donaldtrumpjr #notaskittle pic.twitter.com/M2yZpnlqZ4

September 20, 2016

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.

Ahhhh hindsight, always 20/20. Imagine what we could do if we just used some common sense before rushing into major decisions. https://t.co/HbiY1lnhGn

September 20, 2016


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