Tim Kaine unleashed what Mike Pence called an “avalanche of insults” aimed at Donald Trump during Tuesday’s vice presidential debate.
Kaine wanted to talk about the “tone that is set from the top” and went on to list a variety of the GOP candidate’s missteps.
“Donald Trump, during this campaign, has called Mexicans rapists and criminals. He’s called women slobs, pigs and disgusting,” Kaine said. “He attacked an Indiana-born Federal judge and said he was unqualified to hear a Federal lawsuit because his parents were Mexican. He went after John McCain, a POW, and said he wasn’t a hero because he had been captured.”
Kaine didn’t stop there.
“He [Trump] said African Americas are living in hell and he perpetrated this outrageous and bigoted lie that President Obama is not a U.S. citizen,” he continued.
Kaine finished his attack by saying, “If you want to have a society where people are respected and respect laws, you can’t have someone at the top who demeans everyone that he talks about. Again, I can not believe that Governor Pence will defend the insult-driven campaign that Donald Trump has run.”
Pence was asked a question about immigration immediately following the attack on Trump’s comments and answered before saying, “I was listening to the avalanche of insults coming out of Senator Kaine a minute ago,” but Kaine interrupted. When Pence was finally allowed to finish him point he said, “He says ours is an insult-driven campaign? Did you all just hear that?”
Pence continued: “If Donald Trump had said all the things you said he said in the way you said them, he still wouldn’t have a fraction of the insults that Hillary Clinton leveled when she said that half of our supporters are a basket of deplorables.”