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Donald Trump labels Mexican criminals ‘bad hombres’ to much derision during final presidential debate

The #BadHombres hashtag started trending internationally within minutes

Feliks Garcia
New York
Thursday 20 October 2016 07:30 BST
Donald Trump labels Mexican criminals ‘bad hombres’ to much derision

Donald Trump has called Mexicans a lot of different names since he launched his campaign last summer – “rapists”, criminals, drug traffickers among the most controversial.

But during the third and final debate with Hillary Clinton, Mr Trump came up with a new name for Mexicans he wants to remove from the US: “bad hombres”.

When speaking about what they would do to secure the border, Mr Trump, an immigration hardliner, promised to remove the “bad hombres” from the US shortly after he takes office.

“One of my first acts will be to get all of the drug lords, all of the bad ones – we have some bad, bad people in this country that have to go out,” he said, pausing to sniff. “We’re going to get them out. We’re going to secure the border. And once the border’s secured, at a later date we’ll make a determination as to the rest.

“But we have some bad hombres here and we’re going to get them out."

The name – literally meaning “bad men” – sent a shockwave of guffaws through Twitter, as debate watchers’ dropped their jaws at the phrase.

Within minutes, #BadHombres began trending on Twitter as Latinos derided the Republican nominee.

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