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Hey, Mike Pence! This Is #ThatMexicanThing You Should Pay More Attention To

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Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence metio la pata last night during the vice presidential debate. No, we aren’t talking about how he lied and denied all the questionable things that Trump has said about women, Latinos, African-Americans, et al. Toward the end of the debate, Pence made the now-infamous gaffe of telling Tim Kaine that he “whipped out that Mexican thing again” when mentioning Trump’s first speech when he called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. Of course, Twitter responded with a clapback hashtag.

Here is the moment Mike Pence inadvertently created #ThatMexicanThing.


Pence: “Senator, you whipped out that Mexican thing again.”

America: “I’m sorry…what?”

So, immediately, folks took to Twitter to share stories of what #ThatMexicanThing really is and made sure the world knew who he was running with.


Like, are Trump and Pence really that obsessed with us that they can’t stop talking about us?

Some people are letting Pence know that #ThatMexicanThing means paying your fair share of taxes.


Let’s admit it. Trump has no ground to stand on there.

There is also the little thing called education.

Voto Latino took the social media reaction and created a website dedicated strictly to voting: thatmexicanthing.org.

Just for the record, Mexicans are truly welcoming and helpful people.


^^This is everything! ❤️

Mexican parents, and in fact most immigrant and minority parents, will always put their child’s education first.

Seriously. What is so bad about #ThatMexicanThing, Mr. Pence?

There were some heartbreaking and empowering stories of how hard people are willing to work.


Raise your hand if your immigrant grandparent struggled and worked hard to give you what you have now. ?????

Some people dropped historical knowledge on people.


D R A G  H I M!

This person even shared a photo of their father’s military grave.


See. It seems that #ThatMexicanThing includes fighting for your freedom to speak negatively about those who fought for you. ?☕️?

There were also some people who shared stories of super hard working single mothers who refused to use government assistance.

There was some praise for Pence finally saying the line that would strengthen Mexicans, and Latinos, into an unstoppable force.

Even non-Latinos joined in to show support against Pence’s statement.

It is becoming more and more important that we come together to vote for our familia and raza.


Our parents did not work this hard to get this far for a president to talk down to them and make them feel worthless. VOTE!


READ: A Trans Mexican Immigrant Is Suing The GOP VP Candidate To Have Their Name Legally Changed

Register to vote today by downloading the Latinos Vote app for iOS and Android. Our voice matters. #WeAreAmerica

Vice President Pence Was In Florida To Launch “Latinos For Trump” Coalition And Like Is He For Real

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Vice President Pence Was In Florida To Launch “Latinos For Trump” Coalition And Like Is He For Real

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From the administration’s treatment of children at detention facilities, its separation of families, the rollback of asylum protections for refugees, and so much more, the Trump administration can hardly claim to be an ally of the Latino community.

Yet that’s exactly what they’re doing.

Vice President Pence launched a coalition called “Latinos For Trump” while at a rally in Florida.

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Vice President Mike Pence told a Latino crowd Tuesday that President Trump has been “a great champion of Latino and Hispanic Americans,” touting the president’s economic policies while warning Democrats want to bring socialism to America. “Tomorrow night, many of the Democratic Party’s leading candidates are actually going to openly advocate for an economic system that has impoverished millions,” he said at an event aimed at Hispanic voters in Miami.

“Now, Latino Americans know better than most about the cost of socialism. It’s impoverished generations and stolen the liberty of millions,” he added, a reference to a number of South American countries that have been roiled by socialist governments, most recently Venezuela.

Pence declared: “We must say, as the president said in his State of the Union address, America will never be a socialist country.”

The event came days after the administration delayed plans for massive ICE raids on the Latino community.

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Pence’s remarks came as part of an event launching the “Latinos for Trump” coalition, an effort to woo Latino voters in advance of next November’s election.

He told the crowd they would be “one of the most important coalitions of the 2020 campaign.”

The event comes a day ahead of the first Democratic presidential primary debates in Miami, and a week after President Trump held his official campaign kickoff rally in Orlando, signaling Florida’s significance to his re-election hopes.

Reactions across Twitter to the new coalition were pretty clear.

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For real though. The Trump Administration has rolled back protection after protection for migrants coming to this country while simultaneously making conditions back in their home countries a living hell.

Not to mention the reactions to Pence saying “Hola” to the crowd.

Like seriously, the nerve of this guy to come up on stage and pander to a group of people that the administration has been so cruel to.

Many on Latino Twitter had a big “no gracias” for the Vice President.

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Few Latinos on Twitter had any interest in joining this so-called coalition.

While others pointed out the irony in the administration’s plan to gain Latino support.

Credit: @latinovictoryus / Twitter

Just think of all the hashtags that have been created just to document the cruelty of this administration’s immigration policies. That’s symbolic enough.

Even actor George Takei took to Twitter to point out the obvious awkwardness of the whole thing.

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It’s awkward but perhaps the administration is realizing that they’re support in Florida is dwindling fast and now they’re beginning to pander to the very communities they’ve been so cruel to.

But I think this Twitter user just about sums it up perfectly.

Translation: Don’t even with your “hola.”

Queer Latina Tiffany Cabán Makes History In Queens With New York District Attorney Primary Win

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Queer Latina Tiffany Cabán Makes History In Queens With New York District Attorney Primary Win

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Tiffany Cabán, a queer Latina public defender, declared victory Tuesday night in a tight Democratic primary race for Queens district attorney.

“When we started this thing they said I was too young. They said I didn’t look like a district attorney,” Cabán, 31, said at her election-night party at a nightclub in Woodside, Queens. “They said we could not win, but we did, it y’all.”

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Cabán has currently received 39.6 percent of the vote, while the establishment’s favorite Melinda Katz garnered 38.3 percent. There are still 3,400 absentee ballots that need to be counted, which the Board of Elections said won’t be completed until next Wednesday.

Katz, who was endorsed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Queens Democratic Party chief Joe Crowley, who was ousted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) around this time last year, has refused to concede. She has also already made calls for a recount.

This has not stopped Cabán and her supporters from celebrating a victory.

“We’ve already won without knowing what the final tabulation is,” Maurice Mitchell, the national director of the Working Families Party, which backed Cabán, said. “We’ve already won. We’ve beaten the machine.”

Cabán, a democratic socialist, ran on a platform of “people-powered justice,” which included ending cash bail, not prosecuting subway turnstile jumping, prosecuting the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, closing Rikers Island and decriminalizing sex work.

“I am a 31-year-old, queer Latina public defender whose parents grew up in the Woodside Housing projects,” she said during her Tuesday night speech. “And I decided to run. I ran because for too long, too many communities in Queens hadn’t had a fair shot in our criminal-justice system.”

The Puerto Rican public defender received endorsements from progressive leaders like Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Most recently, the New York Times also backed the candidate.

“She is of Puerto Rican descent and is the first in her family to graduate from college. She would bring a perspective suited to one of the world’s most diverse communities, one where elected officials have rarely reflected that reality,” the publication said in its endorsement of Cabán.

Cabán’s likely six-person primary win would have her succeed the deceased Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and shift the borough’s, city’s and country’s tough-on-crime, prosecutorial approach in the DAs office.

Read: In New York, Queer Latina Tiffany Cabán Wants To Bring ‘Genuine Justice’ To The Queens District Attorney’s Office

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