Andrea Mitchell has her unmentionables in major undulations over the fact that Donald Trump, Jr. posted a tweet analogizing terrorists hiding among bona fide refugees to a few poisonous Skittles in an otherwise okay bowl.

And so on her MSNBC show today, Mitchell teed up Dem Rep. Adam Schiff to take a big swing at the Trump campaign. Schiff was only too happy to oblige, piously denouncing Trump, Jr., whom he described as a “rotten apple” falling not far from the tree. Schiff accused Trump, Jr. of saying “essentially, children who are fleeing the war and violence are like poison candy.” The truth is that far from analogizing innocent children to poison candy, the point of the tweet was that terrorists would infiltrate themselves among the innocent to enter our country and wreak mayhem here.

Shame on Schiff, and on Mitchell for teeing him up to launch his despicable attack. Mitchell, seemingly overcome by her revulsion for Trump, went out of her way to emphasize that many of the Syrian refugees were children.

ANDREA MITCHELL: Any reaction to Donald Trump, Jr., tweeting out with the official logo of the campaign–so he wasn’t just copying an earlier tweet from a former congress member. But tweeting out that this is like Skittles. Comparing Syrian refugees, many of whom are children, to Skittles, the candy.

ADAM SCHIFF: Well you have to say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. And this is a pretty rotten apple to say something like this, that essentially children fleeing the war and violence are like poison candy. I’m not sure what to make of it, except it’s just another in a string of incendiary statements coming out of the Trump candidate and the Trump campaign. And one I think we should all repudiate.

MITCHELL: Thank you so much.

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