Pence’s remark ‘that Mexican thing’ in debate catches fire on social media
Some Mexican-Americans are taking issue with Republican Mike Pence brushing off GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments on Mexican immigrants as “that Mexican thing.”
October 5, 2016 - 7:41 am
FARMVILLE, Va. — Some Mexican-Americans are taking issue with Republican Mike Pence brushing off GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments on Mexican immigrants as “that Mexican thing.”
Pence chided Democrat Tim Kaine’s repeated mention of Trump’s comments on immigrants during Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate, telling him at one point: “Senator, you’ve whipped out that Mexican thing again.”
The Indiana governor’s remark has quickly become one of the most talked about moments from the forum, trending online under #ThatMexicanThing. Twitter ranks it as the third-most tweeted about moment of the debate.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign has apparently taken note of the online attention. Visitors to ThatMexicanThing.com are being redirected to Clinton’s campaign website.
I think Mike Pence was just referring to National Taco Day in last night's debate #ThatMexicanThing
— Antonio Ceniceros (@tonioceniceros) October 5, 2016
#ThatMexicanThing first generation immigrant, first generation college graduate, and tax payer! #ThatMexicanThing #VPDebate @mike_pence
— Karyyyy (@Karyyyy4) October 5, 2016
#VPDebate best line of the night goes to @mike_pence who said dismissed racism against Latinos as #thatMexicanthing.
— Michael Angeloni (@Iverson7502) October 5, 2016