Donald Trump Jr. sparks outrage by likening Syrian refugees to poisoned skittles

Outrage as Donald Trump Jr. likens Syrian refugees to poisoned skittles

Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Donald Trump Jr. has compared Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles. 

In a post published on Twitter, the son of US presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested that the United States refuse to take in refugees.

To make his point, Trump Jr showed a bowl of Skittles with the slogan: 'If I told you three could kill you, would you do it?'

 

The tweet has prompted outrage, with Skittles trending on Twitter since early this morning. 

The candy company has released a statement in response to Trump Jr.'s claims to Hollywood reporter Seth Abramovitch, making it clear they feel it is not an "appropriate analogy":