Donald Trump Jr. raises his fist after speaking about his father, Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland

Trump Jr. tweet likening Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles irks candy maker

Donald Trump Jr. raises his fist after speaking about his father, Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, at the Republican National Convention in ClevelandBy Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) – The maker of Skittles candies on Tuesday objected to a social media post by Donald Trump Jr. in which the Republican presidential hopeful’s son compared admitting Syrian refugees to the United States to eating poisoned pieces of the brightly colored, fruit-flavored treats. Candidate Donald Trump has opposed letting Syrian refugees enter, while his Democratic rival in the Nov. 8 election, Hillary Clinton, has supported accepting some of those fleeing the war-torn country. In a post on Twitter on Monday accompanied by an image of the candy, Donald Trump Jr. wrote, “If I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you just three would kill you.

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