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That Mexican thing': Pence's debate comment capturing online attention

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The Indiana governor's remark has quickly become one of the most talked about moments from the forum.

Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence speaks to Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine during the vice-presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Some Mexican-Americans are taking issue with Republican Mike Pence brushing off GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's comments on Mexican immigrants as "that Mexican thing."

Pence chided Democrat Tim Kaine's repeated mention of Trump's comments on immigrants during Tuesday night's vice-presidential debate, telling him at one point: "Senator, you whipped out that Mexican thing again."

The Indiana governor's remark has quickly become one of the most talked about moments from the forum, trending online under #ThatMexicanThing. Twitter ranks it as the third-most tweeted about moment of the debate.

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign has apparently taken note of the online attention. Visitors to ThatMexicanThing.com are being redirected to Clinton's campaign website.

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