The third and final presidential debate kicked off with a shocking amount of policy talk. And then it completely went off the rails.
You can almost pinpoint the moment the tide turned to a single phrase: “Bad hombres.”
— POLITICO (@politico) October 20, 2016
Suddenly, the internet woke up.
— Josh Stearns (@jcstearns) October 20, 2016
— Russell Contreras (@RussContreras) October 20, 2016
The joke quickly evolved.
hombre:🚶 a man
ombré: 🌈 having colors or tones that shade into each other #debatenight
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) October 20, 2016
— Drew Goins (@drewlgoins) October 20, 2016
— ✴️Clancy CLASSY NACHOS Nacht 🦈🏳️🌈♥ (@clancynacht) October 20, 2016
All these dudes tweeting about "bad ombres" like they knew what an ombre was before tonight. pic.twitter.com/5JvhiCvSw5
— Cat Duffy (@catduffy) October 20, 2016
The debate then devolved into a debate over WikiLeaks, Russia, and whether Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are friends (they’re “not best friends,” Trump says). At the time of this writing, neither Trump nor Clinton have punched each other in the face.