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Trump says ‘bad hombres,’ and everyone loses it

That escalated quickly.


Andrew Couts


Posted on Oct 19, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 6:32 pm CDT

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.”

“We have some bad hombres here, and we’re going to get them out,” Donald Trump said in reference to “drug lords” from Mexico, after bashing Hillary Clinton‘s border security policies as nonexistent. 

Suddenly, the internet woke up.

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The joke quickly evolved.

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.

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*First Published: Oct 19, 2016, 10:56 pm CDT