At Pence vs. Kaine, it's all about Trump vs. Clinton

Kaine and Pence on race relations

You didn't think the Mike Pence-Tim Kaine debate would actually be about Mike Pence and Tim Kaine, did you?

Early on in Tuesday night's debate in Farmville, Va., the two running mates were asked about the nominees at the top of their tickets. Kaine, a Virginia senator, was asked specifically why many voters didn't trust the Democratic presidential nominee.

He described why Clinton's career made him believe in her sincerity, saying the former secretary of State "has been focused on serving others" from her work with the Children's Defense Fund though her time in public life.

"That's a sharp contrast with Donald Trump," Kaine said, as he recounted many of the GOP presidential nominee's more controversial moments, while Pence shook his head.

"I can't imagine" how the Indiana governor could defend his ticket mate, Kaine added.

Pence then got his turn.

“Senator, you and Hillary Clinton would know a lot about an insult-driven campaign," the Indiana governor said in response to Kaine's appraisal of Trump.

After a serious of barbs directed at Clinton, Kaine interjected a line that we're guessing he might've had prepared in advance to direct at Pence: “You are Donald Trump’s apprentice.”



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