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Mike Pence’s ‘that Mexican thing’ comment gets online attention

Indiana governor’s remark quickly became one of the most talked about moments from the forum


 
Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine and Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence exchange views during the vice-presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine and Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence exchange views during the vice-presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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.


 

Mike Pence’s ‘that Mexican thing’ comment gets online attention

  1. This guy Pence keeps using the phrase ‘America Needs Brawd Shouldered Policies’. If that’s not a way of getting a sexist comment in, I don’t know what is. If I was a women running to be president, I would be perplexed to know why Pence is driving this message. If I was a women period, I would be insulted to hear a male candidate calling to elect a ‘Brawd Shoulder President’ with ‘Brawd shouldered Policies’ as president of the USA. Ooh man, or women, can you just smell the mendacity permeating through this election. Tim Kaine clipped Pence’s wings a bit in last nights debate, by showing a huge amount of cleavage between him(Pence) and Trumps policies, and flubs. That’s all Hillary needs to do in the next debate, is go after the wounds that Kaine kept open on trump from the first presidential debate. Use your bait wisely in the next debate Hillary.

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