The Skittles Immigration Policy

Back in late 2000 when it became painfully obvious that George W. Bush was going to become our 43rd President I toyed with the idea of starting a blog where I would dedicate each day to calling out the mistake the Bush administration made the prior day. Circumstances precluded me from doing so. I’m not certain I would have had something on a daily basis, but it would have been close. In the event of Donald Trump winning the 2016 election I briefly thought about a similar addition to this site outlining the daily misdeeds of The Donald from the prior day. The problem would be that I would have to choose which misdeed to write about; if his rule resembles his campaign there will be more than a scandal a day. I’d love to call him out on everything between now and the election but I simply lack the capacity.

Earlier this week Trump’s son, Donald Trump, Jr., tweeted a picture of a bowl of Skittles with the caption, “If you have a bowl of Skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful?” To that he personally added, “That’s our Syrian refugee problem.”

Dennis Young is the Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Wrigley America, the maker of Skittles. He released the following statement, “Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don’t feel it is an appropriate analogy.” Wrigley America is not alone in that conclusion!

I do not drag the children of candidates (adult or otherwise) into political conversations unless they inject themselves; Donald, Jr. repeatedly has. You would think someone with the advantages he has had in life would have better etiquette and reasoning skills; but then again what can you expect of the lucky sperm cell prodigy of a lucky sperm cell?

Distastefulness aside, the analogy is simplistic to the point of absurdity. Carried to its obvious conclusion it means that if we didn’t let anyone into the country we would never admit someone who would become a problem. But then again Donald, Jr. is a wall supporter.

If you believe Donald, Jr. would have nothing to do with a Trump administration I suggest you stop reading this post now; any knowledge it puts forth will be beyond your comprehension.

The latest public plan for Donald, Jr. (and possibly a sibling or two) is that he/they will administer a “blind trust” into which all the Trump business interests will be placed upon The Donald’s inauguration. Note I placed the term blind trust in quotation marks. I know what a blind trust is and what the Trumps are proposing doesn’t meet its definition. In a blind trust a trustee(s) administers assets without any direction, discussion or input from the principles. Even if Donald, Jr. (who is a principle) has no official role in a Trump administration do you find it even remotely believable that he will have no communication with his father for four or eight years? I don’t!

The apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree in this case. The Trumps are world class con artists with an almost adversarial relationship with the truth. They are such prodigious liars that it is impossible to call all of their lies out. I guess I’ll have to be satisfied with pointing out a few of them for the next several weeks. Hopefully after November 8th the Trumps will fall back into insignificance and by then people will know not to do business with them unless they have a masochistic desire to be taken advantage of.

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