If you want to peer into the mind of Donald Trump, Jr., look no further than his Twitter feed. He takes after his father in this way.
Here’s the latest from through that looking glass. In case you missed it, Trump, Jr. made a bizarre analogy on Monday night, comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles candy and lighting up social media in the process. This comes a week after he posted an alt-right meme on his Instagram account. What will come next? We can only imagine.
Response to Trump’s Skittles tweet has been negative and widespread; in fact, #SkittlesWelcome, a jab at Trump’s position, is currently trending nationwide.
Here’s a look at what’s happening on political Twitter:
.@SpeakerRyan, do you stand by the skittles graphic & its message? Is this the message of your party?
— deray mckesson (@deray) September 20, 2016
First they came for the skittles….
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) September 20, 2016
What if I had a bowl of Skittles but instead of making racist metaphors we saw the human cost of refusing refugees pic.twitter.com/6Uig7q79mw
— Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson) September 20, 2016
He is a child of God. He deserves safety, empathy, peace & love. He deserves basic respect & kindness. pic.twitter.com/NqUu8H8Ihb
— Guy Cecil (@guycecil) September 20, 2016
"Skittles" is embodiment of whole Trump campaign: simultaneously hateful ugly and comical stupid.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 20, 2016
Wrigley, the maker of Skittles, responded this way:
And the company is getting kudos for it:
Skittles with more tact and sense than the Republican nominee and his family. https://t.co/l6Y648Wtpb
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) September 20, 2016