At the third presidential debate, Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, answered a question about his immigration plan by calling undocumented immigrants “bad hombres.”
Here’s the video:
Trump’s momentary break into Spanish caused quite a stir on Twitter. Here are some of the notable reactions:
Donald Trump: "We have some bad hombres here."
Didn't realize Quentin Tarantino was in on Trump's debate prep but here we are.
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) October 20, 2016
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) October 20, 2016
"you're the puppet"
"protect Roe v Wade"
"keep families together"
— Kate Black (@KateBlackDC) October 20, 2016
— Sierra Club (@SierraClub) October 20, 2016
— Dan Desai Martin (@DanMartinTalks) October 20, 2016
Did he say hombres or homeboys? Never mind. Same diff.
— jelani cobb (@jelani9) October 20, 2016
Bad hombres! First dog whistle. #debatenight
— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) October 20, 2016
His casually racist remarks should not come as any surprise to voters given the fact that he kicked off his campaign by saying Mexican immigrants are criminals and rapists.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people who have lots of problems, and they’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some I assume are good people,” Trump said at the time.