Trump’s ‘Bad Hombres’ Comment Steals Debate Spotlight
The Republican nominee's Spanish language gaffe was a focal point for social media users
Donald Trump showed off his excellent command of the Spanish language during the third presidential debate in Las Vegas, much to Twitter’s delight.
During a sparring match with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, Trump spoke on his much-publicized immigration stance. “We’re going to secure the border, and once the border is secured at a later date, we’ll make a determination as to the rest,” Trump said. “But we have some bad hombres here, and we’re gonna get ‘em out.”
Shortly after his Spanish slip-up, Twitter had a field day, with some users making fun of his speech and others calling out Trump’s prejudice toward immigrants. Further, #badhombres ended up one of the debate’s first big trending phrases.
I know by tomorrow a band called "the bad hombres," will be submitting for @VansWarpedTour,
— KevinLyman (@KevinLyman) October 20, 2016
— Judy P. Neufeld (@judypneufeld) October 20, 2016
Well, that's not even a dog whistle – that's OVERT racism: Trump equates "hombres" with bad people.
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) October 20, 2016
— Steven Martins (@stevemartins_nb) October 20, 2016
1) Supreme Court
3) Gun Rights
4) Bad Hombres
6) I read it on wikileaks
7) SNEAKY RUSSIANS#debatenight
— Jetta Is ScaRae (@jetta_rae) October 20, 2016
— Mexican Judge (@laloalcaraz) October 20, 2016
This debate has every thing:
Babies ripped from wombs
Cash for drugs
95% on rotten tomatoes
— Robby Slowik (@RobbySlowik) October 20, 2016
How many times is @AlecBaldwin saying "bad hombres" in the mirror tonight?
— jeffersonwaful (@jeffersonwaful) October 20, 2016
— julie brown (@missjuliebrown) October 20, 2016