Refugees take center stage

President Obama calls on United Nations to address global refugee crisis; Donald Trump calls for moratorium on refugees entering the United States.

(NBC News) In his final address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, President obama pushed a message of world unity.

He never mentioned Donald Trump by name, but referenced the danger of building walls.

“Today a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself,” Mr. Obama said.

The president called on nations to work together to stop isis, end the conflict in Syria and take in helpless refugees, saying “We have to have the empathy to see ourselves. We have to imagine what it would be like for our families for our children.”

President Obama wants the United States to accept 110,000 refugees fleeing war by next year.

Campaigning in North Carolina, Donald Trump called for extreme vetting to prevent terrorists from infiltrating people immigrating to the U.S., while his son doubled down on that stance in a tweet posting a picture of Skittles saying if, “Just three would kill you. Would you take a handful?”.

The tweet caused a backlash online and from the parent company of Skittles, which said it’s an unfair analogy, and pointed out “Skittles are candy. Refugees are people”.

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