Trevor Noah debunks Trump Jr.'s Skittles analogy: "I've been trick-or-treating for years and I've never gotten Syrian refugees in my bag"

Noah not sure whether "Syrians or Skittles or poison or bowls or analogies" should be more offended by the meme


Brendan Gauthier
September 21, 2016 4:10PM (UTC)

"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:

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"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."


Brendan Gauthier

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