Son Of GOP Presidential Nominee Directly Compares Syrian Refugees To Skittles

Son Of GOP Presidential Nominee Directly Compares Syrian Refugees To Skittles

Still 50 more days of this shit.

Predictably, Republican nominee Donald Trump is using the (unrelated) attacks in Minnesota and New York to opportunistically push his “extreme vetting” policies regarding refugees, specifically those from war-torn Syria. Yep, despite the fact that neither attacker was Syrian, Trump continues to target Syrian refugees because he feels they are a “Trojan horse” who will bring in terrorists.

We’ve played this game numerous times over the past few months, starting with San Bernardino and continuing through Orlando. (Neither of those incidents involved Syrian refugees, with two of the three assailants having been born in the United States.) And we will hear more about this in the debates and on cable news from Trump over the coming weeks.

On Monday night, as his father was railing against refugees, Muslims and calling for mob justice to be implemented on NYC suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami, Donald Trump Jr. sent out the following tweet in which he compared people to pieces of candy:



Immediately, the tweet was mocked and derided, not only for its inhumanity, bit also for its general stupidity.


Perhaps the worst thing about all of this is that this was  put together by someone at the Trump campaign. They actually thought this would make a good meme, a good campaign ad. Comparing people who are dying, who are starving, who are feeling absolutely hopeless right now…to rainbow colored candy.

OK then.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.