Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Donald Trump Jr. Says Something Stupid #3: Refugees Are Poisoned Skittles! (PICS) *2X Update

Monday night Donald Trump Jr., in an attempt to show just how he and his father's campaign feel about Syrian Refugees, tweeted an image comparing them of a bowl of Skittles. In the analogy Trump Jr. compares the refugees fleeing their war torn country as poisoned candy...

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

Here is the actual picture he tweeted of which he says: "This image says it all"...


This meme was originally posted on alt-right websites but with a different picture. Here is that image...


What I found most interesting, as do many on the internet besides me, was that Trump Jr. chose to go with Skittles as opposed to M&M's. It is believed he did this as a direct dig at Trayvon Martin who was infamously murdered while holding a bag of Skittles he had just purchased in the now infamous "Stand Your Ground" case.

Mars, the company that makes Skittles, was less than amused by junior's message and posted their feelings on the subject via this tweet...


Leave it to a nameless faceless corporation to be the only one in this mess to be the one to leave us with a little hope for humanity. Trump and his offspring appear to have little of it left to offer.

The truth is that in reality there have been 784,000 refugees who have come to the United States since September 11, 2001 and none have participated in a domestic terrorist attack.


*UPDATE: In an interesting development the photographer who took the picture of the Skittles said the picture was used without his permission and revealed that he was himself a former refugee.

By the way, this just in from Vox.com.....



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