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.

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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.

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

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