Donald Trump, Jr. Uses Skittles Analogy to Confirm He’s Not a Deep...

Donald Trump, Jr. Uses Skittles Analogy to Confirm He’s Not a Deep Thinker

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In an attempt to define the problem of immigration and the alleged dangers of too much immigration his father has been campaigning on, which includes banning members of the Muslims faith from entering the U.S., Donald Trump tweeted a photo of a bowl of Skittles and these words on the night of September 19th.

“If I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you that just three would kill you would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.” 

“This image says it all. Let’s end the politically correct agenda that doesn’t put America first. ,” the son of the GOP nominee then tweeted after the photo.

The message arrives on the same day that the FBI, the NYPD and Police Linden, NJ tracked down and arrested an accused lone wolf terrorist who allegedly detonated a bomb on 23rd Street in New York on the night of September 17th.

“Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don’t feel it’s an appropriate analogy,” a spokesperson from Wrigley, the company that created the popular candy, said in a statement.

Much like the communication habits of his father, Donald, Jr. daffy message was lacking in deep thinking and basic common sense.

“1. Put aside dehumanizing horror of the skittles analogy (but don’t). The picture overstates the risk ~60,000-fold,” tweeted Fordham Law Professor John Pfaff about Donald, Jr’s thin attempt at logic.

“Fatality risk rate implied by this ad: an instant rate of about 6%. Empirical terrorism fatality rate in US: about 0.0001% per year,” said Joseph Nathan Cohen, Sociologist at CUNY Queens College.

“Cato report reportedly estimates risk of refugee-inflicted terror death at 1 in 3.64 billion,” Cohen added.

While the Skittles message may seem relatively benign given that candy is involved, one has to wonder what other biased logic exists in the minds of team Trump.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke

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  1. This is funny and sad. The media is in awe for the comparison. Jesus, Allah, and others have used analogies to dumb down the message so the common folk understands. I have not seen so much media bias in my lifetime. If the author of this article and all the media commentators are willing to defend accepting EVERYBODY to this country, then be prepared to defend the next terrorist attack. You cannot have it both ways! I do not see any other followers of religious faith other than Muslim committing terrorist attacks to the USA. Trump Jr might not be a politician and perhaps offended some of you, but his analogy touches the true feelings of many. Donald Trump platform is based in saying what people feel, but they are too afraid to say it for being out of PC. Why there is so much hate for Trump from the elite? Is all about power. Trump is a disruptor and the elite wants to keep the status quo. There are not party lines when it comes to power and their status is being threatened by Trump. Republicans, the media and the world is against Trump. Hillary have overspent Trump 12 to 1. Hillary has everybody rooting for her and campaign for her. Artists and politicians alike. And yet, Hillary is loosing in a lot of polls. Scary, isn’t? The power behind the media is trying to influence the common folk in order for Hillary to win. I do called it the “digested news”. People are too lazy to do research and prefer to take the media as a face value. Sad! Media

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