Last year, the Economist pointed out that of the 745,000 refugees resettled since the 11 September attacks, only two Iraqis have been arrested on terrorist charges, for aiding al-Qaeda in Iraq. In addition, Kathleen Newland at the Migration Policy Institute, a think-tank, says that refugee resettlement is the least likely route for potential terrorists.
Secondly, Skittles PR team issued a statement which is more presidential than anything Donald Trump Jr or his father have ever said in their lives:
The VP of Corporate Affairs told the Hollywood Reporter:
Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don't feel it's an appropriate analogy. We will respectfully refrain from further commentary as anything we say could be misinterpreted as marketing.
When a company that makes sweets is setting the bar for restraint and respect in a presidential campaign, you know there's a bad influence in the race.