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Donald Trump Jr. stole that Skittles image from photographer who fled Middle East as child refugee

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The bowl of candy that Donald Trump Jr. used to illustrate his infamous Skittles tweet was stolen from a Middle Eastern refugee.

The eldest son of the Republican presidential candidate used the photo to make a fallacious argument in support of his father’s proposed ban on Muslims.

Trump argued that no Syrian refugees should be permitted into the U.S. if any of them posed a potential security threat, using a theme pulled from Nazi propaganda and white supremacist memes.

He also used an image without attribution that was taken by a British photographer who fled the Turkish occupation of Cyprus in 1974, when he was 6 years old, with his parents, reported BBC.

David Kittos said he woke up Tuesday morning to find his photo, which he shot in 2010 and posted under copyright protection on Flickr, had become a major story in the U.S. presidential campaign.

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“This was six years ago when there were no Syrian refugees at the time, and it was never done with the intention of spreading a political message,” said Kittos, who is now a British citizen.

The 48-year-old Kittos said he’s never offered the photo for sale, and he would never agree to sell it to Trump.

He would like for the Trump campaign to delete the image, but he’s not sure he has the patience to wage a legal battle against the GOP candidate.

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“This isn’t about the money for me,” Kittos said. “They could have just bought a cheap image from a micro stock library. This is pure greed from them. I don’t think they care about my feelings. They should not be stealing an image, full stop.”


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George Conway declares ‘Trump is a racist president’ in brutal Washington Post column

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Prominent Republican attorney George Conway blasted President Donald Trump in an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Monday evening.

Conway explained how he avoided thinking of Trump as a racist, despite the president's actions.

"No, I thought, President Trump was boorish, dim-witted, inarticulate, incoherent, narcissistic and insensitive. He’s a pathetic bully but an equal-opportunity bully — in his uniquely crass and crude manner, he’ll attack anyone he thinks is critical of him. No matter how much I found him ultimately unfit, I gave still him the benefit of the doubt about being a racist. No matter how much I came to dislike him, I didn’t want to think that the president of the United States is a racial bigot," he explained.

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‘He’s the one who hates out country’: Rep. Rashida Tlaib rips Trump’s ‘failed presidency’

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) ripped President Donald Trump for his "failed presidency" during an interview on CNN following her press conference with the three other young women of color in Congress known as "The Squad."

"You’re a child of immigrants here to the United States," CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer noted. "I’m a child of immigrants here to the United States as well. And all of us can relate specifically to what’s going on, because I’m sure you’ve heard basically most of your life go back where you came from."

"As you point out, you are the first of two Muslim women to serve in the United States Congress. Why do you think President Trump specifically chose to paint the two of you as disloyal?" Blitzer asked.

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Trump tries to change the subject by blaming Obama — then accidentally admits he’s putting kids in ‘cages’

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President Donald Trump was the target of a Democratic press conference with four Congresswomen of color who were calling him out for racist tweets telling them to go back to their countries.

The women attacked every policy that Trump seems to be losing on. Trump seemed to try and pivot to another issue entirely, blaming former President Barack Obama for building the cages that he's putting children in after he takes them from their parents.

The Obama Administration built the Cages, not the Trump Administration! DEMOCRATS MUST GIVE US THE VOTES TO CHANGE BAD IMMIGRATION LAWS.

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