The Donald Trump Jr. ‘bowl of Skittles’ story has a fun new twist! It doesn’t get better than this

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In a new twist on Donald Trump Jr.’s post comparing Skittles to refugees, the photo used in the tweet was reportedly taken by a refugee.

David Kittos, 48, from the United Kingdom, is not happy about the Trump campaign’s use of a photo he had posted to Flickr in January 2010, according to BBC News.

“This was not done with my permission, I don’t support his politics and I would never take his money to use it,” Kittos told the BBC. “In 1974, when I was six-years old, I was a refugee from the Turkish occupation of Cyprus so I would never approve the use of this image against refugees.”

Trump Jr.’s analogy in the post on Monday went over the heads of many as the focus became the use of candy as a reference for people. Even Wrigley, the company that owns Skittles, stepped in to the controversy, saying, “Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don’t feel it’s an appropriate analogy,”

Kittos, a photographer, told the BBC he took the picture of the bowl of Skittles in his home studio.

“This was six years ago when there were no Syrian refugees at the time and it was never done with the intention of spreading a political message,” he said. “I have never put this image up for sale. This was not done with my permission, I don’t support Trump’s politics and I would never take his money to use it.”

As for liberals and the left-wing media, they again proved they can’t see the forest for the trees, focusing on the ridiculous rather than confronting the actual issues.

Their gloating responses played out on social media.

The Washington Post:

The Village Voice:

Huffington Post:

U.S. News & World Report:

Guardian:

Politico:

The Daily Show:

The New York Times:

Mother Jones:

There were some, however, who saw through liberal attempts to distract from the real issues.

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