CHICAGO (CBS) — Donald Trump Jr.’s tweet comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles has drawn widespread condemnation.

But a former congressman from Illinois is taking credit for it.

One-term U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh took to Twitter to claim the idea as his own, and thanking Trump Jr. for agreeing with it.

The Chicago-based Wrigley Co., which owns the Skittle brand, offered a terse reponse.

Many posted images of children caught in the horror of violence.