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Skittles respond to Donald Trump Jr's refugee tweet

A sweet response

Skittles respond to Donald Trump Jr's refugee tweet
20 September 2016

Just when you thought Donald Trump and his brood of slightly sinister children couldn’t get any worse, his eldest son – the imaginatively named Donald Trump Jr – sent a bizarre tweet comparing refugees to poisoned Skittles.

We're not quite where Don Jr's confusion over refugees and colourful sweets comes from – or if he hangs around with the kind of people who really do hand out poisoned sweets for fun – but the Trumps continue to court controversy like it's going out of fashion.

Naturally, Twitter has ridiculed Trump and Trump Jr over the subject with some hard-hitting pics of Syrian refugees.

But now Skittles have responded, giving a sensible take on Don Jr’s tweet that’s not at all sugar coated – and more diplomatic than anything said in the entire Trump presidential campaign.

It's kind of tragic that with a crucial US election looming, ever closer – an election that has the globe just a little nervous – it takes a huge corporate manufacturer of rainbow coloured confectionary to talk sense about the refugee crisis. Not sweet, Trump... not sweet at all.