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

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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: