Trump’s ‘Bad Hombres’ Comment Steals Debate Spotlight

The Republican nominee's Spanish language gaffe was a focal point for social media users

Oct 19, 2016 at 10:00 PM ET

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.