US Presidential Running Mates Clash
Tim Kaine and Mike Pence tried to woo voters ahead of the November 8, 2016 election during their unique public television debate.
A month ahead of the presidential election in the United States of America to replace outgoing President Barack Obama, campaigns have entered a higher gear with presidential running mates, Democratic Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence clashing in the first ever and unique public television debate on October 4, 2016.
Tim Kaine, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s running mate, told Mike Pence, Republican candidate Donald Trump’s running mate that Mr Trump was a « fool or maniac ». Mike Pence on his part retorted that Hillary Clinton is « weak and feckless, » BBC quoted. They debated on issues ranging from abortion to Russia in the vice presidential debate at the Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.
In an attempt to destroy Republican candidate Donald Trump, the Democrat candidate’s running mate, Mr Kaine criticized Mr Trump’s temperament, saying he « can’t start a Twitter war with Miss Universe without shooting himself in the foot ». He also criticized Donald Trump for praising dictators as he had « personal Mount Rushmore » made up of Mr Putin, Kim Jong-un, Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi. He remarked that, « If you don’t know the difference between dictatorship and leadership, then you’ve got to go back to a fifth-grade civics class,” BBC quoted.