Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton is taking the stage with vice presidential pick Tim Kaine in south Florida, Saturday.
“Tim Kaine is everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not,” Clinton told the audience before introducing her new running mate. “He is qualified to step into this job and lead on Day 1. And he is a progressive who likes to get things done.”
“In both of our families, faith wasn’t just something we talked about at church on Sundays, it was a call to serve others in every way that we can,” she continued.
“Make no mistake, behind that smile, Tim also has a backbone of steel. Just ask the NRA,” Clinton said in reference to Kaine’s F rating as Virginia’s governor. “Over and over again he has had the courage to stand up to the gun lobby in their own backyard.”
Kaine was the governor of the state during the Virginia Tech shooting, which he told the crowd was “the worst day of my life.”
“At every stage of Tim’s career, the people who know him best have voted to give him a promotion,” Clinton said of Kaine’s rise through every level of government from municipal, state to federal. “And that’s because he fights for the people he represents and he delivers real results. I can’t wait for all of you to get to know him the way that I have.”
“Bienvenidos a todos,” Kaine said, taking the stage. The phrase translates to “welcome to everyone.” “Somos Americanos todos,” he also said, which translates to, “We are all Americans,” a dig on Trump’s exclusionary, anti-immigrant policies.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer reported on air that commentator Ana Nevarro was surprised by Kaine’s nearly perfect Spanish accent as he spoke to the crowd. Navaro admitted last week that no one short of the Virgin Mary herself could get her to vote for Donald Trump.
“Do you want a trash-talker president or a bridge-builder president?” Kaine said revving up the crowd.
Trump refrained from tweeting during the speech, but sent out a few rapid fire tweets prior to the speech, attacking Kaine on trade issues.
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Japan wants to dump Fukushima radioactive water into ocean
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"It is not true that we have decided on the disposal method," Chief Cabinet Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters after Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada's comments earlier in the day.
The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), is storing more than one million tonnes of contaminated water in tanks at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Plant that was wrecked by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
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"President Trump stands to save millions of dollars annually in interest on outstanding loans on his hotels and resorts if the Federal Reserve lowers rates as he has been demanding, according to public filings and financial experts," The Washington Post reported Saturday.
Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’
On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.
"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."
The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.
Trump says he has "no problem" with North Korea testing missiles because they are just "short-range missiles" that are "very standard." pic.twitter.com/fdKtQ6yrBE