Trump says ‘bad hombres,’ and everyone loses it


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.

Andrew Couts

Andrew Couts

Andrew Couts is the former editor of Layer 8, a section dedicated to the intersection of the Internet and the state—and the gaps in between. Prior to the Daily Dot, Couts served as features editor and features writer for Digital Trends, associate editor of, and associate editor at Maxim magazine. When he’s not working, Couts can be found hiking with his German shepherds or blasting around on motorcycles.