Donald Trump's slightly less goofy son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted this Monday night:
Many people were appalled by the comparison, including Skittles.
These are the best reactions we saw on social media.
People are not snakes or other animals. People are not Skittles or other foods. People are people.— Sam Sanders (@samsanders) September 20, 2016
"If I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you th—"— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) September 20, 2016
"Can I elect the bowl of Skittles president instead of your dad?"
Using this logic, if just 3 skittles w/ guns might do harm, we should restrict all skittles from having guns. Right?https://t.co/sneQ6msTM9— huntigula (@huntigula) September 20, 2016
This metaphor grossly underestimates the conditions under which I am willing to eat an entire bowl of Skittles— Dan "TBONE" O'Sulliv (@Bro_Pair) September 20, 2016
To recap, Trump wants Americans to hate:— Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) September 20, 2016
1. Free speech
2. Due process
3. Medical care for criminal suspects
I feel bad for the Skittles social media team. They didn't ask for this.— Kevin Nguyen (@knguyen) September 20, 2016
at a late-night emergency board meeting at skittles HQ five old white men in bright red green purple orange and yellow suits fidget and fret— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) September 20, 2016
If I had a bowl of skittles and was told three of them could go to school, get educated and cure a disease, I'd absolutely take a handful.— Cristela Alonzo (@cristela9) September 20, 2016
If you had a bowl of Skittles and told me three would kill me I would think you are not a person who should be allowed to handle candy, Don.— Bill Dixon (@BillDixonish) September 20, 2016
[coats three skittles in cyanide]— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) September 20, 2016
Also why do you have a *bowl* of skittles? Is this an 8 yr old's birthday party at a bowling alley? Get away from my son, you bigot. https://t.co/URJB63qg4A— rob delaney (@robdelaney) September 20, 2016
If I told you I had a basket of deplorables and just three would kill you... pic.twitter.com/8Nez6qscuz— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) September 20, 2016
A Trump tiny handful can only hold 3 Skittles https://t.co/9FrISGpioR— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) September 20, 2016
SKITTLES HQ— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) September 20, 2016
Before we come up with a response, I want everyone with a sense of humor to leave this room now. We can't take any chances.
"I put my Skittles in a BOWL, oo la LA."— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) September 20, 2016
Even harder question: If I had a bowl of M&Ms and I told you just three were skittles. Would you take a handful? pic.twitter.com/1VCcI5wxyg— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) September 20, 2016
donald trump junior hands out poisoned skittles to school children— DougExeter (@DougExeter) September 20, 2016
Beyond the blinding stupidity & accidental great argument for firing all cops, this was punctuated by an illiterate. pic.twitter.com/UfUowGGjI9— Nima Shirazi (@WideAsleepNima) September 20, 2016
I'll eat all of them if your father becomes president. https://t.co/WuMOCCBWGf— Damien Fahey (@DamienFahey) September 20, 2016
ok i've been thinking too much but yes if the bowl contains 318 million Skittles & 3 want to kill me then yes I'll eat till I puke— John DeVore (@JohnDeVore) September 20, 2016
"Skittles: Deport the rainbow." - Trump/Pence pic.twitter.com/6vTaPt7DQQ— Twitnter is Coming (@OhNoSheTwitnt) September 20, 2016
Donald Jr: I made a Skittles meme and now I'm trending!— andy lassner (@andylassner) September 20, 2016
Ivanka: Well dad gave me extra hugs today.
Eric: I drank 3 juice boxes really fast