Keyboard warrior Donald Trump pledged to live-tweet the vice-presidential debate — he retweeted it furiously and Hillary Clinton sat in her Chappaqua home in New York and upped the game on the microblogging site going all in on video.
Hoping to douse the Trump fires, Mike Pence was forced to to admit “Trump is not a polished politician like you or Hillary Clinton” in an attempt to sweep aside the Republican candidate's negatives. Pence did better at attacking Hillary Clinton than defending his running mate Trump.
Mike Pence came to woo women back to the Republican ticket and got all preachy. Kaine fiercely upheld American womens’ right to choose what to do with unwanted pregnancies.
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine aggressively challenged Indiana Gov. Mike Pence over a long list of Donald Trump's controversial positions and statements Tuesday night, drawing a vigorous defense from the Republican No. 2 on Trump's tax history. But Pence left Trump's demeaning comments about women, Barack Obama's citizenship and broader questions about temperament go largely unchallenged.
Pence and Kaine, who have received little attention in a race focused on Trump and Hillary Clinton, faced off for 90 minutes in the only vice presidential debate of the campaign.
With the close White House race perhaps starting to tip in Clinton's favor, Pence outlined a detailed conservative agenda on tax policy, entitlements and immigration. He was strikingly more prepared and more detailed in his answers than Trump was in last week's first presidential debate. He was also more consistent in painting the Democratic ticket as career politicians unwilling to shake up Washington.
"We support Roe v. Wade. We support the constitutional right of American women to...make their own decision about pregnancy." —@timkaine
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 5, 2016
Here's a mix of top soundbites from Clinton and Trump’s attack dogs at VP debate and the Trump-Hillary tweet combat.
“Basket of deplorables”
Kaine says that at least Clinton expressed regret for her comment calling some Trump supporters “irredeemable."
Kaine says "you will look in vain" to find a time when Trump has apologized for comments he has made that have offended people.
Pence says what Trump has said is "small potatoes" compared to what Clinton said about Trump supporters.
— Official Team Trump (@TeamTrump) October 5, 2016
Trump’s used tax code “brilliantly”
Mike Pence says Donald Trump used the tax code "brilliantly" to avoid paying federal income taxes for years.
Pence describes Trump as "a businessman" who faced some "pretty tough times" 20 years ago and used the tax code just the way it was intended.
Pence says there's a reason why people “question the trustworthiness of Hillary Clinton. And that's because they're paying attention."
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2016
“Insult driven and selfish campaign”
Kaine says Trump is running an "insult-driven" and selfish campaign. He says Pence is "Donald Trump's apprentice," referencing the old reality TV show. He accuses Pence and Trump of "loving" Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Kaine reminds viewers that Trump has referred to women as "slobs and pigs," ''dogs" and “disgusting."
Kaine asks Pence on Trump’s tax bombshell: "I guess all of us who do (pay taxes) are stupid?”
"Scared to death"
Tim Kaine says the thought of Donald Trump as commander in chief "scares us to death.”
“America less safe today”
Pence says Hillary Clinton is to blame for "creating a vacuum" to allow the Islamic State to grow. He says "America is less safe today" than it was before Obama became president.
“These guys…want to go to house-to-house, school-to-school and business-to-business and kick out 16 million people.” https://t.co/tddRT3VFqv
— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) October 5, 2016
Trump and women
Kaine says Trump "can't start a Twitter war with Miss Universe without shooting himself in the foot.”
Mike Pence is promising Donald Trump's administration would remove "criminal aliens" and enforce the nation's immigration laws.
“Stop and frisk”
Kaine says stop-and-frisk would be a "big mistake" because it divides communities and increases polarization between police and the people.