There were two competing narratives of the third and final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. In one corner, we had the “bad hombres,” Trump’s reference to the “drug lords” and other undocumented immigrants he would like to see on the other side of a wall separating the U.S. and Mexico.
Then, toward the end of the debate, as Clinton made a reference to Trump’s tax record and the economy, Trump interrupted to call her “such a nasty woman,” a statement many have adopted with a sense of pride in the hours after the debate.
Placed on a linear scale, the debate—and gender spectrum through Trump’s eyes—looks something like this:
George Takei took matters to their obvious extreme in one of the best tweets of the debate:
I hear the bathrooms in Trump Tower are being relabeled "Bad Hombres" and "Nasty Women."
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 20, 2016
Well, there you have it. A highly intelligent, experienced woman just debated a giant orange Twitter egg. Your move, America. #debate
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 20, 2016
You know, I think people are just pissed they're rebooting the Clinton administration with a female lead
— Joss Whedon (@joss) October 18, 2016
ppl like "what's with Hilary's pantsuit, she looks like a interplanetary leader from the future"
DRESS FOR THE JOB YOU WANT
— Casey Johnston (@caseyjohnston) October 20, 2016
"The third and final" are the best words that will be spoken during the #debate
— Jason Feifer (@heyfeifer) October 20, 2016
Watch: Chris Wallace had to shush the crowd after they laughed when Trump said "nobody has more respect for women than I do." pic.twitter.com/bkathsU3Lu
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 20, 2016
"no one has more respect for women than me" pic.twitter.com/FPHkHMff5H
— Andrew Lowe (@andrewlowe) October 20, 2016
NY's hottest club is #NastyWoman. It has everything. Rigged Emmys. Bad hombres. Donald rejecting two centuries of American democracy.
— Stefon on 2020 (@StefonOn2020) October 20, 2016
— keely flaherty (@keelyflaherty) October 20, 2016