Donald Trump Jr. compares Syrian refugees to deadly Skittles in tweet

The son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday night to comment on the complex Syrian refugee crisis and it caused a social media storm.

In his tweet, Donald Trump Jr. compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of skittles, using a photo that read “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.”

The controversial comment comes at a time when Americans are on heightened alert due to attacks in both New York and New Jersey.

As expected, Twitter users reacted accordingly: