Stephen Colbert dismantled Donald Trump Jr’s recent Skittles meme condemning Syrian refugees on Tuesday’s Late Show. Trump Jr. posted the meme on his Twitter asking if you would eat from a bowl of Skittles if you knew three of them could kill you.
Call Trump’s son a “guy who promises you a great deal on a 2003 Suzuki Sidekick,” Colbert broke down the problems with the meme, starting with the punctuation. “First off it reads, ‘If I had a bowl of skittle and I told you just three would kill you,’ period.”
“Okay, that’s not right,” he said. “As in: ‘If you think that is a complete sentence, you must have your head up your.”
It also turns out the math is wrong, too. It has been calculated the chance of being killed by a Syrian refugee is 1 in 3.64 billion. “So, that’s not three poison Skittles in a bowl, that’s three poison Skittles in one and a half Olympic-size swimming pools of Skittles — and yes, for the record, I would eat all of them.”
“The real problem with the graphic: It compares refugees fleeing their war-torn country to pieces of sugar. These are people who dream of living in a country where food is so plentiful we waste our candy on metaphors.”
Watch the clip to see Colbert address Trump Jr. in his own language.