Donald Trump Jr. stirred up a tweetstorm with a message likening Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles.
Seeking to promote his father's presidential campaign, the younger Trump posted a tweet late Monday featuring a bowl of the candy Skittles with a warning:
The response was swift:
This response came from a former speechwriter for President Obama:
The maker of Skittles, Wrigley Americas, issued a terse response that quickly went viral itself:
Kittos added that he himself was a refugee. He fled Cyprus at age 6 in 1974.
"This was not done with my permission, I don't support his politics and I would never take his money to use it," Kittos told the BBC.