PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) - The campaign trail led Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine to two South Florida churches and a case of mistaken identity, Sunday.
Hillary Clinton’s running mate introduced himself as a Christian and a Catholic — in Spanish — at Pneuma Church in Southwest Miami-Dade. He made history by becoming the first candidate on a U.S. presidential ticket to deliver a speech entirely in Spanish.
Kaine’s second church visit was to the Faith Center in Sunrise.
The Virginia senator’s final local stop on Sunday was at Jay’s Gourmet Deli in Plantation, where a customer mistook him for Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence. “I’m the other one. I’m Kaine, not Pence,” he told the diner.
While Clinton is staying off the trail for debate prep at a hotel, another leak from WikiLeaks is keeping her campaign and her critics busy.
WikiLeaks’ information came from emails reported to have been hacked from the Gmail account of John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chair, and now include everything from transcripts of three of her paid speeches on Wall Street, aides concerned about her not initially apologizing for her private email server while she was secretary of state and hand-wringing from some staffers after Pulse Nightclub shooter Omar Mateen was identified as a Muslim.
Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize Clinton, and he also took the opportunity to single out House Speaker Paul Ryan.
The Clinton campaign has neither confirmed nor denied the authenticity of the emails.
But that did not prevent Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani from lambasting the former New York senator on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I find WikiLeaks very refreshing,” he said. “This is the Hillary Clinton I always knew existed. I just never had proof of it. People would say to me, ‘She’s a socialist,’ and I’d say, ‘OK, but you can’t prove it.’ Well, she was in Canada. She’s talking to the Canadian bank or whatever. She says, ‘I like your system. Your socialized system of medicine is a lot better than ours.'”
However, in a break from the top of the GOP ticket, Pence said he believes the Russians are behind the WikiLeaks problem and that should be a concern to all Americans. “I think there’s more and more evidence that implicates Russia, and there should be serious consequences,” Pence said during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Donald Trump and I believe we should follow the facts, and America should stand strong, and we should stand up for cybersecurity.”
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