Stephen Colbert had something to say about Mike Pence’s “that Mexican thing” comment from Tuesday’s vice presidential debate. He may not have known it at the time, but social media also took issue with the comment and made it a meme.
The line happened after Republican vice presidential candidate Pence got fed up with his Democratic opponent Tim Kaine bringing up Donald Trump’s comment on Mexican immigrants being “rapists.”
Apparently after Kaine’s fourth reference to the comments, Pence said, “You’ve whipped out that Mexican thing again.”
“The Mexican thing? It has a name, Governor. I call it Pedro,” Colbert joked. “And it taught me Spanish. S0, ole!”
On the internet, the meme spread like wildfire:
As for the rest of the night, Colbert felt Pence won the debate.
“Both men tried their hardest,” he said, “but it was like watching a loaf of white bread get pistol-whipped by a jar of mayonnaise. Not a lot of flavour, but there was a clear winner, ok.”
Later he addeed, “Pence’s strong performance bodes well for Trump, because everybody knows the team with the best backup quarterback always wins the Super Bowl.”
Watch Colbert critique the debate below:
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