Image ©John Branch for the Rivard Report, 2016.
Image ©John Branch for the Rivard Report, 2016.

“When Donald Trump says women should be punished, that Mexicans are rapists and criminals, or John McCain’s not a hero, he is showing you who he is,” U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) said to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence during the vice-presidential debate on Tuesday.

It was Kaine’s attempt to get Pence to elaborate on the Republican presidential candidate’s past comments about immigrants.
“Senator, you’ve whipped out that Mexican thing again,” Pence said. “He — look …”

“Can you defend it?” Kaine asked.

“There are criminal aliens in this country, Tim, who have come into this country illegally who are perpetrating violence and taking American lives,” Pense said.

Since Tuesday #ThatMexicanThing has turned into a viral social media hashtag and meme that’s being used to showcase the vibrant culture, traditions, work ethic, music, art, and more that Mexicans have brought to – or “whipped out” in – the U.S.

San Antonio is lucky to have plenty of #ThatMexicanThing.

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John Branch

Cartoonist John Branch has commented on San Antonio and Texas politics for decades; his work is syndicated nationally by King Features.