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.
#VPDebate "Your bringing up the Mexican thing again" https://t.co/4rC0qb8eh0— Kevin byDesign🌎 (@Kevin byDesign🌎) 1475635392.0
Always quick to spot a line, Twitter was on it:
.@mike_pence to @timkaine: “You whipped out that Mexican thing again” https://t.co/x6vEzCfzh0— POLITICO (@POLITICO) 1475634946.0
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).— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@Ana Navarro-Cárdenas) 1475636514.0
Mike Pence just accused Tim Kaine of "whippin' out that Mexican thing again."— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain) 1475634707.0
"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 (@Raf Esparza) 1475636485.0
My plan to unify America is to whip out that Mexican thing again— Jonathan Chait (@Jonathan Chait) 1475634744.0
For tomorrow's lunch special, we'll be whipping out that Mexican thing.— WesWings (@WesWings) 1475635441.0
Does this count as whipping out a Mexican thing? https://t.co/UC2vZwMXTO— Brendan Maher (@Brendan Maher) 1475635399.0
I feel like we should trust the Mexican to decide whether or not to whip out his thing or not. #VPDebate— Heidi (@Heidi) 1475635404.0
I will be pulling that "Mexican thing" card going forward. 😂😂😂 #VPDebate— Ruben Macias (@Ruben Macias) 1475635554.0