Tuesday 25 July 2017

Online buzz for Pence's 'that Mexican thing' comment

Mr Pence's comment whipped up an online storm (AP)
Mr Pence's comment whipped up an online storm (AP)

Some Mexican-Americans have taken issue with Republican vice presidential hopeful Mike Pence brushing off Donald Trump's comments on Mexican immigrants as "that Mexican thing".

Mr Pence chided Democrat Tim Kaine's repeated mentions of Republican candidate Mr 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 her campaign website.


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