Trump Jr.'s Poisoned Skittles Tweet Goes Horrifically -- And Hilariously -- Awry
Donald Trump Jr. might want to lay off the candy.
The son of the Republican presidential candidate was skewered on Twitter on Monday for his bizarre comparison of refugees to a bowl of Skittles (some of which had been poisoned).
Here’s Trump’s original tweet:
“Skittles” quickly became a trending topic, inspiring more than 150,000 related tweets:
Late Monday night, Skittles gave a statement to a journalist at The Hollywood Reporter about the controversy:
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly
political violence and is a
style="font-weight: 400;">serial liar,
style="font-weight: 400;">rampant xenophobe,
style="font-weight: 400;">misogynist and
>birther who has
repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from
entering the U.S.
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