In a vice presidential debate that was long on interruptions and short on point scoring, it took until the last minute before a candidate said something that may define — or be remembered — from either Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine or Donald Trump defender Mike Pence.
Kaine took shot after shot at GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump trying to get a rise out of Pence and may have scored after repeatedly reminding the Indiana governor that Trump called Mexicans “rapists.”
With Kaine bringing it up once again during the waning moments, an irritated Pence shot back, “You whipped out that Mexican thing again,” reminding many of a famous line from Blazing Saddles.
— Kevin byDesign (@Kevin_byDesign) October 5, 2016
Always quick to spot a line, Twitter was on it:
— POLITICO (@politico) October 5, 2016
— Chris Suellentrop (@suellentrop) October 5, 2016
Latino Twitter not happy w/ Pence. Pissed as hell w/ "You whipped out that Mexican thing" comment. Metio la pata. (Stuck his foot in mouth).ADVERTISEMENT
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) October 5, 2016
Mike Pence just accused Tim Kaine of "whippin' out that Mexican thing again."
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) October 5, 2016ADVERTISEMENT
All I heard was Pence talking about spending time on his knees and "whipping out the Mexican thing."
— joseph langdon (@josephglangdon) October 5, 2016
"Can you stop whipping out that Mexican thing?" – VP pick from a party who can't understand why they don't get the hispanic vote.#VPDebate
— Raf Esparza (@EarlyLateNight) October 5, 2016
My plan to unify America is to whip out that Mexican thing againADVERTISEMENT
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) October 5, 2016
For tomorrow's lunch special, we'll be whipping out that Mexican thing.
— WesWings (@Weswings) October 5, 2016ADVERTISEMENT
Does this count as whipping out a Mexican thing? pic.twitter.com/UC2vZwMXTO
— (((Brendan Maher))) (@bmaher) October 5, 2016
I feel like we should trust the Mexican to decide whether or not to whip out his thing or not. #VPDebate
— Heidi (@heidibod) October 5, 2016
I will be pulling that "Mexican thing" card going forward. 😂😂😂 #VPDebateADVERTISEMENT
— Ruben Macias (@ATF_RubenXO) October 5, 2016
Remember – I was first to warn people about why whipping out your Mexican thing is so dangerous. Must be vigilant! https://t.co/SgJyK8xeYG
— Donald Trump, PhD (@ScientistTrump) October 5, 2016
Pence: You're whipping out that Mexican thing again. pic.twitter.com/vVMIXywTPz
— Jacob Desjarlais (@jacobdesjarlais) October 5, 2016