"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah on Tuesday responded to Donald Trump Jr.'s now-legendary tweet comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's eldest son on Monday filtered a white nationalist meme through the Trump 2016 graphics department and posted the following to his Twitter:
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016
"I don't know who should be more offended by this shitty Trump analogy — Syrians or Skittles or poison or bowls or analogies," Noah said. "Syrian refugees aren't Skittles. How do I know this? Because I've been trick-or-treating for years and I've never gotten Syrian refugees in my bag."
"If you are comparing taking in refugees to taking a handful of Skittles, then you've got to get your scale right," he continued, citing Cato Institute statistics estimating the chance of an American being killed by a refugee at 1 in more than 3 billion. "It's probably more likely that you'll die from choking on actual Skittles."