Donald Trump Jr. might want to lay off the candy.
The son of the Republican presidential candidate was skewered on Twitter on Monday for his bizarre comparison of refugees to a bowl of Skittles (some of which had been poisoned).
Here’s Trump’s original tweet:
“Skittles” quickly became a trending topic, inspiring more than 150,000 related tweets:
Late Monday night, Skittles gave a statement to a journalist at The Hollywood Reporter about the controversy:
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.