Donald Trump Jr. Compares Syrian Refugees To Deadly Skittles

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Donald Trump Jr., son of Donald Trump, in Cleveland, on July 19, 2016. Right-wing media outlets are pointing to a Democratic operative's meeting with Ukrainian officials to excuse Trump Jr.'s troubling encounter with a Russian lawyer. Getty

Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has compared Syrian refugees to Skittles—the brand of fruit-flavored candy.

Suggesting that the U.S. should not accept any refugees by using a food analogy to imply that if a few people in a group are bad, it would be dangerous to take a single one in, Donald Trump Jr. posted an image and above it posed the question: "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."

Alongside the image, he commented: "This image says it all. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first."

This image says it all. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first. #trump2016 pic.twitter.com/9fHwog7ssN

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016

In response to the tweet, Twitter users have posted images of war-torn children with the caption: "Not a skittle."

Not a Skittle pic.twitter.com/AbZl4hAMEj

— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) September 20, 2016

Not a skittle. pic.twitter.com/tdblKkjB9L

— Robyn Barry (@robynleeB) September 20, 2016