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Trump Jr. Lifted His Skittles Photo From A Refugee

I say it all the time, but you cannot make this stuff up.
Trump Jr. Lifted His Skittles Photo From A Refugee
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Junior Trump is really hitting the ball out of the park this week. After tweeting a ridiculous racist lie about poisoned Skittles, more of the story emerged about the image he used for it.

According to the BBC, the image came from David Kittos, who posted it on Flickr.

Kittos is himself a refugee.

"This was not done with my permission, I don't support his politics and I would never take his money to use it," Mr 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."

Flickr gives people the right to share or reserve all of the rights to the images they upload to the site. Mr. Kittos had marked this image "All Rights Reserved," which means the Trumpkins had no right to use it.

Furthermore, just after he posted that ridiculous meme, Trump Jr. then tweeted out a Breitbart article repeating more racist, anti-refugee tropes.

About that claim of a “rape epidemic:” it’s hard to find actual statistics that either back this up or debunk it. If you search Google for information you’ll get a deluge of anti-Muslim hate sites ranting about epidemics, of course. But since Waters uses Sweden as one of her main examples, is it true there’s an immigrant “rape epidemic” in Sweden?

Not according to the latest statistics compiled by the Swedish Crime Survey, which show very little change in the number of sex offenses between the years 2005 to 2014.

Apparently Donald Trump, Jr. has assumed the official white supremacist spokesperson position for the Trump campaign.

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