Syrian refugees are poisoned candy, says Donald Trump’s son

The brash businessman is strongly opposed to plans by President Barack Obama to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States by the end of this month.

By: AFP | Washington | Updated: September 20, 2016 4:15 pm
trump, donald trump, donald trump refugees, trump refugees, trump immigrants, donald trump immigrants, donald trump syria, trump syria, donald trump family, trump family, donald trump son, trump son, us presidential elections, world news Equally controversial was his pronouncement last year that many Mexican immigrants were drug smugglers and rapists. (Source: File)

Donald Trump’s eldest son triggered an online storm with a tweet comparing Syrian refugees to a bowl containing an assortment of tainted and untainted candies. “This image says it all,” Donald Trump Jr, 38, wrote on Monday, in a tweet showing a picture of a white bowl filled with the popular, rainbow-colored Skittles candies.

Written above the image is: “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That’s our Syria refugee problem.” The Twitter post – showing the familiar Trump-Pence 2016 logo with the presidential campaign slogan Make America Great Again! – was met with immediate scorn from users of the popular micro-blogging site.

“I’m not even big on Skittles but now I will buy up every single packet,” wrote @SarahSahim. “Is Donald Trump’s new campaign slogan ‘Fear The Rainbow'”? wrote Twitter user @AngrySalmond. Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican presidential candidate, has sparked waves of criticism with comments on race, immigrants and refugees, including calling for a ban on Muslim travelers to the United States.

Equally controversial was his pronouncement last year that many Mexican immigrants were drug smugglers and rapists. The brash businessman also is strongly opposed to plans by President Barack Obama to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States by the end of this month.

Syria is in the grip of the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II, amid an exodus of more than 4.8 million fleeing the war-torn country. The United States, which has a long tradition of taking in refugees, has been criticized for its slow response to the Syrian crisis.

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    Gopi
    Sep 20, 2016 at 2:34 pm
    By the same yardstick Indian situation is hopeless.
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      Jairaj
      Sep 20, 2016 at 12:37 pm
      Look at us we do not want people from Bangladesh, but we welcome people of Tibet for the simple reason that one come in peace and one comes breed. If you want to migrate you better follow their rules and consution. You cannot migrate your laws along with you. Why dont these people go to Saudi, or the GCC countries.
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        George thakur
        Sep 21, 2016 at 8:47 pm
        Well, let us all check out the skittles analogy on ourselves. If I am warned that three skittles will kill me, I should be mad to eat four or more. Every heart goes out to these refugees, but look at that desute Afghani boy and many such brainwashed men and women who the US gave asylum to and who, instead of being grateful, try to destroy US lives. Keeping all arguments in view, I think Trump Junior makes a valid point.
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          Abhay
          Sep 20, 2016 at 12:12 pm
          We're dealing with our own Muslim problem in India, sounds to me like the Trumps have the right idea regarding this so called religion of peace.
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            Indian
            Sep 20, 2016 at 12:43 pm
            The MU-SLIM REFUGEES of today will be the JI-HADIS in 10-15 years and the AFs will be the source of most violent JI-HADIS of the world.
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