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Kaine on Trump: ‘He was being ignorant’

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Posted at 9:33 AM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 09:33:43-04

PHILADELPHIA — Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine leaned over to Hillary Clinton on Thursday night right after she became the first woman to accept a major party’s presidential nomination and marked the historic moment with a few words.

“It is a great country and you’ve just made it a lot greater,” Kaine told Clinton, the Virginia senator recounted Friday morning on CNN’s “New Day.”

Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L) walk with Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine after the fourth and final day of the Democratic National Convention on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L) walk with Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine after the fourth and final day of the Democratic National Convention on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Kaine told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota that joining Clinton onstage Thursday night after she accepted the Democratic nomination was “a very, very emotional moment” and called Clinton’s speech “such a contrast” to Republican nominee Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican convention.

“It was kind of midnight in America,” Kaine said of Trump’s speech. “Her speech was morning in America.”

Kaine: Trump ‘temperamentally’ disqualified from being president

Kaine also slipped into the vice presidential nominee role of attack dog Friday morning as he slammed Trump’s recent comments calling on Russia to dig up and release thousands of Clinton’s emails.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine gestures on the fourth and final day of the Democratic National Convention on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.     (PHOTO: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine gestures on the fourth and final day of the Democratic National Convention on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (PHOTO: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Kaine called the comments “temperamentally a disqualification for the office” and rejected Trump’s defense that they were “sarcastic.”

“I don’t have a sense of humor about cyberterrorism,” Kaine said. “I don’t think he was being sarcastic, I think he was being ignorant.”