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How Donald Trump Jr. Got Skittles Trending On Twitter

By Kristy Puchko | Politics | September 20, 2016 | Comments ()

By Kristy Puchko | Politics | September 20, 2016 |


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Donald Trump Jr., who failed to win the hearts of Millennial voters with his creepy sibling group shot, was back at it on Twitter last night, making a grotesque analogy that likened people in need to poisoned candy.

Looking at this tweet, you might groan at the number of retweets. But remember, Twitter doesn’t distinguish between those retweeting in support, and those retweeting with context that tells Trump what an idiotic, racist, fear-mongering asshat he is. Like this one from Raising Hope’s Shannon Woodward:

Ultimately, Trump Jr. succeeded in making his message viral. But as with the sib pic, the meme was quick to turn against him.

It even hit that point where you didn’t need to mention Trump or Skittles to clock DJTJ’s hateful tweet.

Some felt for the poor bastard in charge of Skittles’ social media:

Others took this moment to get real.

Early this morning, Skittles did respond, and with more class than the Trumps have managed to muster during their entire campaign.

Kristy Puchko can’t wait until November.



Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter, and hear her sound off about movies and feminism on the Slashfilmcast.


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