Trump Jr.'s Poisoned Skittles Tweet Goes Horrifically -- And Hilariously -- Awry

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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:






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repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from
entering the U.S.

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