#TrumpACandy Trending After Son’s Skittles Comment: So Too Are His Odds

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GOP nominee Donald Trump is taking some heat Tuesday for comments his son, Donald Jr., made about Syrian refugees, comparing them to Skittles candies.  As a result, the hashtag #TrumpACandy began trending on Twitter with tweets comparing The Donald to candies such as “Babe Ruthless” and Hershey’s Creepy Daughter Kisses” and “Reese’s Hair Pieces”. 

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"This image says it all. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first. #trump2016," Trump Jr. tweeted, with a graphic that said: "If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That's our Syrian refugee problem."

Meanwhile, the GOP candidate’s odds had been trending upwards with a slight change of momentum towards the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday as she drew even in the polls in North Carolina and had moved a bit ahead of Trump in Florida, according to a newly released Elon University poll.

State-by-state elections odds were available at BetOnline.  The below odds from key swing states are averages as of Tuesday.

How to read odds: -200 means you would pay $20 to win $10 and receive the original $20 back only if your bet is a winner.  +200 means you would bet $10 to win $20.  Your initial bet amount or stake is always refunded provided your bet is a winner. 

Florida – Trump -150, Clinton +110

Georgia  – Trump -500, Clinton +500

Ohio – Trump -187, Clinton +125

Pennsylvania – Clinton -300, Trump +210

New Hampshire – Clinton -250, Trump +150

North Carolina – Trump -150, Clinton (range is -110 to +137)

Virginia – Clinton -450, Trump +300

Iowa – Trump -250, Clinton +175

Arizona – Trump -400, Clinton +275

Colorado – Clinton -200, Trump +175

Michigan – Clinton -300, Trump +250

Wisconsin – Clinton -333, Trump +220

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

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