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.”
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016
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:
This is the equivalent of a red Skittle in your analogy. pic.twitter.com/NKvD5V07tE
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisCJackson) September 19, 2016
— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) September 20, 2016
— Sage Boggs (@sageboggs) September 20, 2016