For some, devouring a delicious bag of Skittles was a childhood privilege not bestowed upon everybody.
Some children were forbidden from consuming the fruity treats due to their high sugar content but it appears that the Trump kids were provided with an altogether more ominous portrayal of the multi-coloured confectionery.
That's if this tweet on the official Twitter account of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Junior, is anything to go by.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016
Yep, you read that correctly. The son of America's potential next President just compared Syrian refugees to Skittles.
Of course, the reaction was negative to say the least:
Trump actually compared Syrian refugees to skittles. The level of disrespect in that comment is disgusting.
— #MVPPodcast (@Yung_Mu) September 20, 2016
Can you imagine being the graphic designer for the Trump campaign and Don Jr being like "ok I've got an idea. Skittles and refugees."
— Adam Smith (@asmith83) September 20, 2016
If you had a big bowl of Trump skittles, but knew that three of the skittles would turn you into a racist bigot, would you take a handful?
— Jeff Browning (@jb26354) September 20, 2016
By that logic, you would take everyone's guns away. Because someone is gonna kill somebody at some point. But I guess that doesn't count. https://t.co/3BraX0Ew19
— John Legend (@johnlegend) September 20, 2016
The final word should go to the Wrigley Company, the makers of Skittles, who themselves wanted nothing to do with the comparison:
— Seth Abramovitch (@SethAbramovitch) September 20, 2016