Skittles Sharply Blasts Donald Trump Jr. for Refugee Analogy
So, candy is now a central issue in the presidential election.
Twitter exploded after Donald Trump Jr. whose father is the Republican presidential nominee, posted a tweet Monday comparing refugees to Skittles.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016
Skittles was quick to jump in and do its best not to get involved, while also expressing its disagreement with Trump the younger. “Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don’t feel it’s an appropriate analogy,” the company said. “We will respectfully refrain from further commentary as anything we say could be misinterpreted as marketing.”
— Seth Abramovitch (@SethAbramovitch) September 20, 2016
The Washington Post went so far as to explain that Trump’s point was mathematically wrong.
There’s also the matter that Trump is not the first person to make this kind of comparison:
Hey @DonaldJTrumpJr, that's the point I made last month.
Glad you agree. pic.twitter.com/Nssw6KC1HY
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) September 20, 2016
And whether you agree or disagree with Trump, one thing is inarguable: the matter sparked as firestorm online, with many people attacking him.
— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) September 20, 2016
— Elise Foley (@elisefoley) September 20, 2016
Powerful. Could you warn against miscegenation using M&Ms and Reese's Pieces next? And gay marriage w Mike & Ike? https://t.co/Rj9FnvB99g
— Nick Gillespie (@nickgillespie) September 20, 2016
The bowl of skittles aren't vetted. Refugees are vetted for 18 months. @DonaldJTrumpJr
— (((#NeverTrump))) (@ProgressOutlook) September 19, 2016
— Rebekah Read (@RebekahRead) September 20, 2016
So just to be clear, @Skittles has greater diplomatic skills than high ranking people in the Trump campaign.
— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) September 20, 2016
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) September 20, 2016
"skittles are candy. refugees are people." bravo, skittles. bravo. https://t.co/ODVQIunXfs
— meg poulelis (@megpoulelis) September 20, 2016
I think we should stop eating any #Skittles. Just until we find out what's going on.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) September 20, 2016