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Hillary Clinton’s campaign is turning one of the most memorable lines from the vice presidential debate into a new fundraising vehicle.
Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, and Donald Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, had a heated exchange over Trump’s repeated assertions that some Mexican immigrants are “rapists” and “criminals.”
Pence, apparently exasperated by the mention, responded, “You whipped out that Mexican thing again.”
The internet address leads to a page on Hillary Clinton’s campaign website and urges people to donate.
During the debate Clinton’s also launched “Literally Trump,” a section on the website chronicling all of Trump’s contentious comments throughout his campaign.
Pence’s reply spurred the creation of the @ThatMexicanThng account and the hashtag #ThatMexicanThing on Twitter Tuesday night that users used to share stories about their immigrant family’s struggles.
#ThatMexicanThing quickly took off on Twitter:
#ThatMexicanThing is my dad who served his country in Vietnam, was a first generation college graduate, and paid his fair share of taxes.
— Tomás Talamante (@TalamanteDC) October 5, 2016
#thatmexicanthing when my father goes out to collect scrap metal to recycle after a 12 hour shift just to pay the bills
— Rigo Mato (@RigoMato) October 5, 2016
#ThatMexicanThing A young couple left everything behind, did yrs of manual labor to put their kids thru college, all while in English school
— ㅤ (@HijaDe2Madre) October 5, 2016
#ThatMexicanThing my abuela picked cotton and dropped out of the 5th grade bc she couldn’t speak English. My mom was first to go to college.
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) October 5, 2016