All across America, people were baffled during the final debate between presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — especially after the GOP candidate called out “bad hombres” minutes into the heated exchange about immigration.
“We have to have strong borders,” Trump said during the debate in Las Vegas, before bringing up his idea of building a wall again. “Now, I want to build a wall, we need the wall.… One of my first acts will to be to get all of the drug lords — we have some bad, bad people in this country that have to go out, we’re going to get them out. We’re going to secure the border and once the border is secured, at a later date we will make a determination as to the rest … but we have some bad hombres here and we are going to get them out.”
Naturally, the Twitterverse didn’t take the comment lightly.
“Wait. Rewind. Did that racist just say ‘bad hombres’?” Greys Anatomy creator and Hollywood producer Shonda Rhimes tweeted, while Zach Braff joked: “Bad Hombres is a good band name. #debatenight.”
See the best reactions to Trump’s comment below.
We got to rip out all these bad hombres! Because they are born with heroin ! And are making all the money !
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) October 20, 2016
me when trump said “bad hombres” pic.twitter.com/vWROnegjpk
— MTV News (@MTVNews) October 20, 2016
Okay who had “hombres” in their debate bingo card? #debatenight
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) October 20, 2016
Bad hombres! First dog whistle. #debatenight
— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) October 20, 2016
“Hombres?” Really? #debatenight
— Michelle Ruiz (@michelleruiz) October 20, 2016
Wait. Rewind. Did that racist just say “bad hombres”?
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) October 20, 2016
Bad hombres. Bad hombres. Whatcha gonna do. https://t.co/PTavCEQc08
— Dorothy Lucey (@DorothyLucey) October 20, 2016
— Abby Feiner (@arfeiner) October 20, 2016
Trump on Putin: pic.twitter.com/BaJICSXUcI
— Kyle Hardy (@TheKyleHardy) October 20, 2016
need me a bad hombre ???
— BRANDON WARDELL (@BRANDONWARDELL) October 20, 2016
BAD HOMBRE: the new Track from Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull #debate
— Justin Ravitz (@jaydubargh) October 20, 2016
— John Gooding (@JohnMGooding) October 20, 2016
He just said Bad “hombres”. That is all
— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) October 20, 2016
DId I just hear “bad hombres” in a #debatenight ?!?! To quote Poltergeist “what is happeniiiiing????”
— Lisa Edelstein (@LisaEdelstein) October 20, 2016
And, just so we’re all on the same page, as perfectly tweeted by @Betches: “What happens in Vegas will f‑‑k up your country for the rest of your goddamn life. #debatenight.”
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