Taste the rainbow: Donald Trump, Jr. compares refugees to poison Skittles, Twitter reacts

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A tweet from Donald Trump, Jr. reads, “If I had a bowl of skittles [sic] and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.” This earned strong reactions from all political sides on Twitter.

With only 50 days left to the election, it doesn’t take much to churn up the fury of the internet. But who knew that Skittles would be so divisive? The son of Trump shared a grammatically incorrect tweet comparing Syrian refugees to corn syrup-based candy. Many on Twitter found this to be at best problematic and at worst, racist and dehumanizing.

Meanwhile, conservative voices on Twitter found nothing wrong with the tweet, but instead took issue with the response from liberals.

Despite the seriousness of the issue, it did not stop Twitter comedians from pointing out the absurdity of it all.