Pence 'Whipped Out That Mexican Thing' And Twitter Users Whipped It Right BackOctober 5, 2016
Tuesday night's vice presidential debate was kind of a trainwreck. The candidates consistently deflected questions and interrupted each other.
No, seriously — this debate was basically just two men talking over each other for 90 minutes.
And like clockwork, someone said something they shouldn't have, which effectively prompted Twitter users to fire away.
"When Donald Trump says women should be punished or Mexicans are rapists and criminals — and John McCain's not a hero — he's showing you who he is," Senator Tim Kaine said.
Queue Governor Mike Pence's speedy response: "Senator, you whipped out that Mexican thing again."
It's now trending on Twitter, with many users taking it and reclaiming the phrase.
Being raised by an immigrant whose first job was picking strawberries and is now an immigration and civil rights lawyer #ThatMexicanThing— Monika Navarro (@chiquitabonanza) October 5, 2016
#ThatMexicanThing is my dad not learning English until he was 8, but studying & working hard and eventually becoming a college professor.— Carla Luna Cullen (@casacullen) October 5, 2016
Others pointed to injustices faced by the Latino community.
#ThatMexicanThing is my grandmother being punished for speaking Spanish in school because it was "dirty"— Drew Godinich (@DrewGodinich) October 5, 2016
.#ThatMexicanThing is millions of Mexicans doing labor that holds this economy up.— Gloria La Riva (@GloriaLaRiva) October 5, 2016
#ThatMexicanThing as this Navy Vet gets sent to secondary inspection while crossing the border by car. Every time. Totally random of course.— Ricardo Gutiérrez (@icaito) October 5, 2016