Donald Trump Jr., who once compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles, compared migrants to zoo animals.

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<p class = "canvas-atom web-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The unfounded analogy has attracted a quick conviction and generalized on the media. Seinfeld Writer Larry Charles tweeted that Trump Jr. "is so blinded by his pride that he can not see that once @realDonaldTrump falls, he will only be one more convict." serving time for treason, in a cage, behind a wall. "" Data-reactid = "20"> The unfounded analogy has prompted widespread and rapid condemnation on social media. Seinfeld Writer Larry Charles tweeted that Trump Jr. "is so blinded by his pride that he can not see that once @realDonaldTrump falls, he will only be one more convict." serving time for treason, in a cage, behind a wall. "

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Emily Jane Fox, the writer and author of Vanity Fair of Born Trump: in the first American familyPatti Solis Doyle, a senior adviser to Barack Obama's presidential campaign, tweeted, "Just when you thought this family could not sink further down." She called Trump Jr.'s message "immoral." Data-reactid = "21"> Emily Jane Fox, author of Vanity Fair and author of Born Trump: in the first American familyPatti Solis Doyle, a senior adviser to Barack Obama's presidential campaign, tweeted, "Just when you thought this family could not sink lower." She called Trump Jr.'s post "immoral".

But that's apparently false news, at least according to Trump Jr.'s camp. John Haltiwanger, a political journalist for Business Insider, reports that a junior spokesperson termed this reaction "fictitious controversy".

Haltiwanger tweeted the following response after writing about the zoo's comment: "Don's message was strictly intended to illustrate the danger and violence associated with insecure borders, a danger that I might add as too many mothers of angels know too well. "

"Don's message was intended to illustrate the danger and violence of unsafe borders, a danger that I could add and that far too many mothers of angels know too well," said a spokesman. @DonaldJTrumpJr just told me, calling the flashback to the Instagram posting a "bogus controversy". https://t.co/7kvx5MwyJe

– John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) January 9, 2019

Here's a sample of the zoo's reactions:

Hey, Donald Trump Jr U, a piece of shit assassinated by an animal, why not throw U in w some hungry zoo animals so that they can rip it to shreds. #karma

– Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) January 9, 2019

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