Courtesy of NPR: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
The post by the Republican presidential candidate's son immediately went viral. It earned the support and praise of many Trump supporters, who worry that an influx of refugees poises an existential security threat. It also drew condemnation from many who viewed the tweet as a flip, dehumanizing way to address a humanitarian catastrophe affecting more than 13 million people.
The makers of Skittles were quick to join the second camp. "Skittles are candy. Refugees are people," a spokeswoman for the candy's parent company, Wrigley, said in a widely distributed statement. "We don't feel it's an appropriate analogy. We will respectfully refrain from further commentary as anything we say could be misinterpreted as marketing."
Damn! Nothing says elitist POS quite like comparing people to food.
And we wonder how the terrorists are able to convince folks living in this country, who are being treated as if they are less than human, to go on killing sprees.
The question to be asked is why are there not more of them?
Update: As it turns out the guy who took the Skittles picture is an ex-refugee.
Because you know irony is literally saturating this election cycle.