Not long after GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump wowed a crowd in Florida by comparing undocumented immigrants to snakes, his namesake retweeted a meme equating Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn country to poisoned Skittles.
On Twitter, Donald Trump Jr. wrote: "This image says it all. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first.
#trump2016" accompanied by the following graphic bearing the Trump/Pence logo:
With the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reporting that the bulk of refugees are women and children, Twitter users blasted the younger Trump, with one calling him "a refugee from simple human decency."
"Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don't feel it's an appropriate analogy," Vice President of Corporate Affairs Denise Young said in the statement. "We will respectfully refrain from further commentary as anything we say could be misinterpreted as marketing."
A sampling below along with Trump Jr's original tweet.
This image says it all. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first. #trump2016 https://t.co/9fHwog7ssN— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1474328511.0
.@DonaldJTrumpJr Seek professional help for your paranoia. And somebody to make GOOD analogies for you. #SeriouslySonnySkittles ?— Keith Olbermann (@Keith Olbermann)1474334517.0
.@DonaldJTrumpJr please place that tweet right in this basket of deplorables. Thanks. https://t.co/2KaJzGyydQ— Carly Claus 🤶🏼 (@Carly Claus 🤶🏼)1474335178.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr you're a refugee from simple human decency.— A. Koford (@A. Koford)1474330095.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr This is the equivalent of a red Skittle in your analogy. https://t.co/NKvD5V07tE— Chris Jackson (@Chris Jackson)1474329302.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Would you rather fight a thousand Skittle sized terrorists or eat one terrorist-sized poison Skittle?— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee)1474331572.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/n9HkVwRu4h— It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Eric D. Snider (@It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Eric D. Snider)1474331711.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr are you proposing we eat refugees?— PAQ Daddy (@PAQ Daddy)1474329223.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/DHBQZrx8fT— Myke (@Myke)1474335390.0
And then a simple brutal statement without words
@DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/CFVNJ2fPJ0— Doremus Jessup (@Doremus Jessup)1474329544.0