There Is So Much Wrong With Donald Trump Jr.’s Skittles Tweet

Here’s the full list.

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On Monday evening, Donald Trump Jr. decided that it would be a good idea to compare Syrian refugees to Skittles.

Reactions to the tweet—including a fair amount of ridicule—were almost immediate. ThinkProgress editor Judd Legum’s tweetstorm captures everything that’s wrong with the analogy:

Here’s the kicker: The Skittles photo that Trump used for his tweet? It was taken by a refugee, and he is not happy about how Trump used it. “This was not done with my permission, I don’t support his politics and I would never take his money to use it,” David Kittos, a UK-based photographer, told the BBC.

And just in case you needed another reminder of what is actually happening in Syria:

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