Colbert Dismantles Donald Trump, Jr.'s Offensive Skittles Meme: 'Go Fudge Yourself'

Election '16

Like father, like son: On Monday night, Donald Trump Jr., or as Colbert describes him, "guy who promises you a great deal on a 2003 Suzuki Sidekick” tweeted a meme featuring a bowl of Skittles as a completely inaccurate metaphor for the Syrian refugee crisis. 

“First off it reads, ‘If I had a bowl of skittle and I told you just three would kill you,’ period," "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert pointed out the following night. 

“Okay, that’s not right,” he continued. “As in: ‘If you think that is a complete sentence, you must have your head up your.”

Colbert then went on to point out that the meme was actually a “rip-off posted by a feminist group," which used M&M’s.

“Of course the Trump family prefers Skittles because there are no brown ones,” Colbert continued. 

Another problem with Trump Jr.'s meme? The math is really off. In fact, as Colbert points out, "the Conservative Cato institute did the math and found the odds of an American being killed by a refugee in a terror attack is one in 3.64 billion... that's not three poisoned Skittles in a bown. That's three poisoned Skittles in one and a half Olympic-sized swimming pools of Skittles," Colbert explained.

"And yes, for the record, I would eat all of them," the host quipped. 

But none of these quips quite captures the real problem of using the Skittles metaphor for actual suffering people.

"These are people who dream of living in a country where food is so plentiful, we waste our candy on metaphors," Colbert explained. He then followed up with his own metaphorical retort at the Trump son, using real candy to bring his point home.


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