Hillary Clinton ignited a twitter storm for using the expression "going south" when she described Donald Trump's business failures. Clinton was critiquing Trump's proposal to turn the southwestern US in to a giant golf course.
Clinton immediately apologized for using the phrase insisting it was no slight against Mexico, but by then it was already too late.
Former Mexican president Vicente Fox led the charge against what he sees as a derogatory attitude towards Mexican culture in the US.
"Why is Mexico the butt of your jokes?" Fox said. "It's just ridiculous when you see that people in the US love all things Mexican: Mexican Coke, music, Mexican gardeners and of course the whole world loves Mexican food."
Bernie Sanders supporters and the Never Hillary movement, (#neverhillary) pointed to Clinton's comment as one more reason why Hillary can never be the Democratic nominee.
Rufus Mondragon a national leader in the Never Hillary campaign talked to this reporter about what the comments mean.
"Mexico is a very important partner on many levels, and for Hillary to insult Mexico, well Bernie would never disrespect our Mexican neighbors like that. Of course Trump has already burned his bridges with Mexico completely, he's not an answer either."
The Clinton campaign continued to apologize and even announced a campaign stop in Mexico next month to reaffirm our "strategic, economic and cultural ties with Mexico," according to a press release.