Kaine 'Humbly' Accepts Nomination, Zings Trump

'Trump has a passion. It's himself'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2016 9:56 PM CDT
Kaine 'Humbly' Accepts Nomination, Mocks Trump
"Hillary is ready. Ready to fight, ready to win, ready to lead."   (AP Photo/John Locher)

Tim Kaine introduced himself to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night, telling the crowd he "humbly" accepted the VP nomination and giving his life story before launching some fierce attacks on Donald Trump. There were big cheers whenever the former Virginia governor switched to speaking Spanish, the Guardian reports. "Hillary Clinton and I are compañeros de alma,” he said. “We share this belief: Do all the good you can. Serve one another. That’s what I’m about. That’s what you’re about." Kaine, whose son is a Marine, said Americans should trust Clinton, and "on a personal level, as he’s serving our nation abroad, I trust Hillary Clinton with our son's life."

"Donald Trump has a passion," Kaine told the crowd. "It's himself." Kaine slammed Trump for business failures, broken promises, and his refusal to release his tax returns, the AP reports. "Most people, when they run for president, they don't just say 'believe me.' They respect you enough to tell you how they will get things done," he said, doing a Trump impression and saying "believe me" over and over again. "Folks, you cannot believe one word that comes out of Donald Trump's mouth," Kaine said. "Our nation is too great to put it in the hands of a slick-talking, empty-promising, self-promoting, one-man wrecking crew." He finished with the line: "Hillary is ready. Ready to fight, ready to win, ready to lead." (More Tim Kaine stories.)

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