Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is trying to sow discord
among supporters of the rival Democratic Party by urging Bernie Sanders’
backers to rage against Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine.
Bernie Sanders supporters are furious with the choice of Tim Kaine, who
represents the opposite of what Bernie stands for. Philly fight?” Trump
said in a Tweet in a bid to cheer on the likelihood of a divided
Democratic convention in Philadelphia next week, the Hill reported
announced the selection of the Virginia senator as her running mate on
Friday amid reports that he was not the first choice of liberals in the
Democratic Party for numerous reasons.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine speaks alongside
Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally at Florida International University
in Miami on July 23, 2016.
instance, Kaine has defended abortion restrictions, backed fast-track
authority for a controversial Pacific Rim trade deal, and joined the
effort to deregulate some of the nation’s largest banks just last week.
Kaine is, and always has been, owned by the banks. Bernie supporters
are outraged, was their last choice. Bernie fought for nothing!” said
the controversial GOP presidential candidate in another tweet.
has persistently attempted to incite infighting among Democrats in an
efforts to attract their voters. He has also described the Democratic
primary as “rigged” against Sanders, insisting that many of his backers
would turn to him instead of Clinton.
Republican nominee further tried to divide the Democrats by claiming on
Saturday that Clinton “hates” Massachusetts Democratic Senator
Elizabeth Warren, another favorite of the pro-Sanders crowd.
The presidential campaign of the New York businessman also attacked Kaine on ethical grounds Friday night.
serving in government, Kaine has taken tends of thousands of dollars in
freebies — more than $160,000 in fact — on free vacations, free
clothes, and free tickets,” Trump campaign aide, Jason Miller, said in a
“If you think Crooked Hillary and Corrupt Kaine are going to change anything in Washington, it’s just the opposite.”