The first US Presidential Debate between the Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominees Hilary Clinton was a blockbuster show. Both the nominees Hilary and Trump made the debate worth of all the curiosity. Whereas the people of the US were not very much with the lack of much discussion on the future policies in the first US Presidential debate, well then the Vice-Presidential debate between Tom Kaine and Mike Pence is no different. The only Vice-Presidential Debate between Pence and Kaine seemed very much of “TRUMPIFIED”.
Also, the Debate didn’t see so much of curiosity around the world
Whereas both the nominees come out with the different approaches, but ended with a debate that looked much focused on TRUMP rather than future policies and people of the United States. Kaine was supposed to continue the momentum for Hilary Clinton, which she has created after the first presidential debate (as per a section of media and people). And Pence was there to back trump and his policies as well as build a momentum for Trump ahead of the second Presidential debate on October 9 (October 10 as per IST).
Following are the Highlights of the only Vice Presidential Debate for US Elections 2016
Whereas in the first US Presidential Debate, Donald Trump faced criticism for interrupting Hilary several times during the debate, but this time, Hilary’s aide Tim Kaine emerged as the interrupter.
As Pence began to indict Clinton’s foreign policy and mentioned Russian aggression, Kaine jumped in saying “You love Russia.” Obviously, he was referencing Trump’s and Pence’s statements that Russian president Vladimir Putin is a stronger leader than Obama.
When Pence pivoted to talking about Trump’s “business acumen,” Kaine cut in again: “And paid a few taxes and lost $1 billion a year.”
Pence moved on to discussing the Clinton Foundation. Again, Kaine jumped in: “You are Donald Trump’s apprentice.”
“Senator,” Pence said, “I think it’s still my time.”
The debate night was not at all in favour of Tim Kaine as Pence usually laughed off Kaine’s attacks.
Kaine’s first “Apprentice” reference was not his last. And Pence apparently found the canned, awkwardly-delivered one-liners amusing.
“Do you want a you’re hired president in Hillary Clinton or a you’re fired president in Donald Trump?” Kaine asked as he described the ticket’s economic plans.
“Well, first, let me say I appreciated the ‘You’re hired,’ ‘You’re fired’ thing,” Pence said wryly after chuckling silently. “You used that a lot and I think your running mate used a lot of pre-done lines.”
Republican Mike Pence somehow succeed to counter the Kaine’s questions on Trump’s taxpaying issue.
He struck back at Kaine saying that “Well, this is probably the difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and Senator Kaine,” Pence said. “And God bless you for it, career public servants, that’s great. Donald Trump is a businessman, not a career politician. He actually built a business.”
As Kaine fired back, Pence asked if Kaine, too, takes advantages of the deductions available to him. That’s the same line the Trump campaign has been using: Describing Trump’s use of the tax code as lawful and a sign of his business acumen.
Mike Pence defended Trump on questions of insulting people !
Pence sought to turn the tables, saying it was not Trump making the insults — it’s Clinton.
“Ours is an insult-driven campaign?” Pence asked incredulously.
He said Trump’s controversial comments — “if Donald Trump had said all the things he said in the way you said he said them” — are nothing compared to Clinton’s comment that “half”of Trump’s supporters belong in a “basket of deplorables.” Clinton has since said she regretted saying half.
Pence called the deplorables comment “extraordinary.”
Kaine fired back with his own disbelief, adding another to the list of Trump’s insults: his recent controversy involved insulting the former Miss Universe Alicia Machado for gaining weight after winning the competition.
Pence Admitted that Trump is not a polished leader as Hilary
After Kaine slammed Trump for saying women who have an abortion should be punished — a comment Trump’s campaign quickly walked back — Pence declared that he and Trump would never support such a move. Kaine pressed Pence on Trump’s comment.
For the first time all night, Pence finally seemed to allow that Trump has made a mistake, albeit only a semantic one.
“He’s not a polished politician like and you Hillary Clinton,”
The segment followed one on the men’s faith, and Kaine still had faith in the mind. He jumped in with a paraphrase of a New Testament verse: “From the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaks.” Trump’s comments, while off the cuff, represented his true position, Kaine argued.
He again repeated Trump’s declaration that John McCain is not a war hero and that illegal immigrants from Mexico include “rapists and criminals.”
“Senator,” Pence responded. “You whipped out that Mexican thing again. “
“There are criminal aliens,” Pence said. “And he said many of them are good people. You keep leaving that out of your quote. If you want to go there, I’ll go there.”