Former talk radio host and Indiana Governor Mike Pence has a way with words, but during his prime-time smirk-a-thon with over-caffeinated Senator Tim Kaine he out-did himself. Although he chastised Mr. Kaine for repeating talking points — “pre-done lines” — Mr. Pence had one of his own. When Tim Kaine referred to Donald Trump’s smear of Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals, Mike Pence, in a clumsy attempt at Reagan’s “There you go again,” replied “Senator, you whipped out that Mexican thing again.”
“That Mexican thing” will be all anyone remembers about Tuesday’s so-called debate.
“‘That Mexican thing’: Mike Pence’s defense of Trump’s rhetoric goes viral,” Nicole Puglise, The Guardian
“‘That Mexican Thing’ Takes On Life After the Debate,” Katie Rogers, New York Times
“‘That Mexican Thing’ Is Your New Favorite Meme,” Jack Holmes, Esquire
“Cartoon: Whip out that Mexican thing,” Lalo Alcaraz, Fusion
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