Donald Trumps Smarmy Son Gets Owned by Candy Company Tweet

So Junior tweeted this image:

Mashable takes some issue with it:

First of all, it’s not original to the Trump/Pence campaign. The idea was tweeted out in August by former Congressman and alt-right raconteur Joe Walsh. Walsh even passive aggressively called Trump Jr. out on it.

The other problem is that it’s mathematically inaccurate. Trump Jr. smartly keeps his meme vague so you can’t pin him down on an exact number to refute him.

But even in generalities, Trump Jr. is wrong.

According to Reference.com, there are 54 Skittles in every 2-ounce bag (the regular size bag you can get at the counter at any gas station or corner store). Let’s assume we can fit three 2-ounce bags of Skittles into a bowl like the one in the ad. That’s 162 Skittles, including three Skittles that would kill us, or, around a 1.9 percent chance you will be killed by a Skittle (or, rather, a terrorist posing as a Syrian refugee).

Just for comparison’s sake, the average American, according to PBS, has a 0.000009 percent chance of dying in a plane crash (1-in-11 million) or a 0.02 percent chance of dying in a car crash (1-in-5,000), meaning Trump Jr. thinks you’re around 100 times more likely to be killed by a Syrian refugee than by a car crash.

Then a rep from Skittles has a response: