Kaine: Pence Is 'Trying To Fuzz Up' Trump's Immigration Position

Kaine: Pence Is 'Trying To Fuzz Up' Trump's Immigration Position

Tim Kaine sent Indiana Gov. Mike Pence back to class during Tuesday night's vice presidential debate in Farmville, Virginia.

After going head-to-head for 90 minutes in the first and only vice presidential debate, Donald Trump's running mate took on Virginia Sen.

"Donald Trump can't start a Twitter war with Miss Universe without shooting himself in the foot", he said. "Donald Trump has to give his tax returns to show he is qualified to be president", Kaine said. He also leapt on former President Bill Clinton's criticism this week of "Obamacare", saying Trump would repeal the measure but not specifying what he would replace it with. The 1995 documents show nearly a billion dollars in financial losses, a number that could have allowed Trump to skip paying income tax altogether.

The rival running mates repeatedly interrupted each other - and debate moderator Elaine Quijano of CBS - during the debate.

"The provocations by Russian Federation need to be met by American strength", Pence said, referencing Russia's annexation of Crimea and other actions around the world.

Both men, vying to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, sought to introduce themselves to viewers mostly unaware of their own successful, yet under-the-radar political careers.

Since the first presidential debate, support for Clinton has risen to 44.3% against 40.6% for Trump, according to an average of recent national polls compiled by RealClearPolitics.

By contrast, Clinton was backed by 51 percent of likely voters in metropolitan areas of more than 5 million, compared with 26 percent for Trump, the poll of more than 10,000 found.

Clinton was seen as getting under Trump's skin at the first presidential debate by recalling Trump's remarks on women as "dogs" and "pigs". Tim Kaine, the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's No. 2. (The debate took place at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia). Both candidates talked over her, though Kaine was more doggedly enthusiastic in that regard. "She was a senator from NY on 9/11, at the World Trade Center when they were searching for victims and survivors", Kaine said. "Mr. Kaine - who earlier in the debate seemed to have trouble nailing his attacks - settled into a more even rhythm, reeling off examples of Mr. Trump's attacks on immigrants and women", the newspaper wrote.

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

When Trump became embroiled in a bitter feud with the family of a Muslim-American army captain killed in Iraq, it was Pence who put out a statement hailing Humayun Khan as an "American hero". Trump has called Mexicans rapists and criminals.

"Donald Trump isn't supporting our military, Donald Trump isn't helping rebuild America (by not paying taxes)", Vasilj said.

At one point, as Quijano tried to steer Kaine back toward addressing her original question, Kaine responded, "This is important, Elaine", in a tone that some considered disrespectful. Meanwhile Trump's team tries to tie Clinton to the marital misdeeds of her husband.

As for Pence, one third said they didn't know or had no opinion of him, while 35 percent viewed him favorably and 32 percent unfavorably.

After the vice presidential debates, Americans will have a second round of presidential debates on Sunday to look forward to.

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