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FILE - In this July 19, 2016, file photo, Donald Trump Jr., son of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Donald Trump Jr. sparked outrage by comparing refugees to poisoned Skittles


Donald Trump Jr. compared the refugee crisis to poisoned candy on Monday night.

Trump Jr. wrote, "If I had a bowl of skittles [sic] and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That's our Syrian refugee problem."

His father, Donald Trump, has repeatedly called for "extreme vetting" of refugees coming into the United States, suggesting that they are involved in violent attacks on Americans and around the world. 

Skittles responded by saying: "Skittles are candy. Refugees are people."

Mike Pence faults political correctness for hampering police fight against terrorism

This isn't a new aspect of the Trump campaign. Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence suggested "political correctness" was hindering the fight against ISIS on Monday.

The kinds of rhetoric and language that Mr. Trump has used is giving aid and comfort to our adversaries.
Hillary Clinton

The Trump campaign has implied political correctness includes failing to identify refugees as possible ISIS sleeper agents, despite the fact that there is no evidence to support that claim.

On the other hand, Hillary Clinton said the elder Trump's divisive rhetoric inspired terrorist groups.

Seattle Times reporter Mike Rosenberg crunched the actual numbers.

What do you think of Donald Trump Jr.'s 'Skittles' comment?

Meanwhile, President Obama is scheduled to speak Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly, holding a "refugee summit," arguing that despite the adoption of a non-binding plan on Monday, the world needs to do more to help global refugees.

Many Twitter users were incensed at Trump Jr.'s remark.

Some saw a connection to Trayvon Martin.

The tweet concept seemed strikingly similar to a 2014 pro-feminist tweet.

Some encouraged further action from Skittles.

Others wanted a stronger condemnation.

And others turned the reference on its head.

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