Donald Trump Jr. uses Skittles to make a point about Syrian refugees

Donald Trump, Jr., son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, employed Skittles in a tweet Monday night to explain the Syrian refugee crisis to his social media followers.

“If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem,” read the ad, which was branded with the official Trump campaign logo at the bottom.

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Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

According to his caption, the younger Trump feels the ad is the perfect explainer to the complex issue currently facing the U.S. and many other nations around the world.

However, as the analogy circulated the internet, it quickly became the subject of intense scrutiny, most notably from President Barack Obama’s former chief speechwriter Jon Favreau, who reminded Trump, Jr., of 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh, the young Syrian boy whose photo went viral last month.

Nick Merrill, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s traveling press secretary, described the tweet as “disgusting.”

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