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.”
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.
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.”