FARMVILLE, Va., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- What Tuesday's vice presidential debate may have lacked in excitement, it made up for in Internet memes, especially one capturing a memorable response by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
Twitter users began tweeting with the hashtag "ThatMexicanThing." A quick-thinking Hillary Clinton supporter registered the web domain www.thatmexicanthing.com and pointed the address to her campaign site for anyone searching for the term.
Where my dad could go from picking strawberries as a kid in California to serving in the U.S. Army for 28 years. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #thatmexicanthing— Steve Garcia (@Sgarcia81) October 5, 2016
You know #thatmexicanthing is my dad working from picking onions to becoming a school administrator.— Felisa Cardona (@felisacardona) October 5, 2016
While many of the Twitter references to whipping out "that Mexican thing" were the obvious sophomoric jokes, some users took it as an opportunity to praise their parents and grandparents who emigrated to America and struggled working low-wage jobs.
Wired magazine reported the web domain was registered almost immediately by a Portland, Ore.,- based Clinton supporter, Danilo Alfaro. He told Wired he registered the site on his own, without coordinating with the Clinton campaign.
Alfaro said one of Clinton's "digital people" later reached out to thank him for his effort.