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Donald Trump Jr., son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, ignited a Twitter firestorm Monday after comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles.

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“This image says it all,” the younger Trump wrote under a graphic that says, “If I had a bowl of skittles [sic] and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.”

The image also includes the Trump/Pence 2016 campaign logo and the slogan, “Make America great again!”


“Let’s end the politically correct agenda that doesn’t put America first,” Trump Jr. added.

Even the Skittles company joined the conversation, denouncing the tweet’s sentiment.

Meanwhile, Trump Jr.’s tweet sparked outrage on social media.

One user flipped the meme to target Trump’s presidential campaign.

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While many Twitter users were outraged, the younger Trump did find some support online.

Cox Media Group National Content Desk |