HILLARY CLINTON'S VP TIM KAINE MOCKS DONALD TRUMP OVER HABIT OF SAYING 'BELIEVE ME'

Hillary Clinton’s running mate Senator Tim Kaine took shots from the Democratic National Convention tonight at Donald Trump’s habit of adding ‘believe me’ to all his assertions.
‘You know who I don’t trust? Donald Trump…promises a lot. But you might have noticed, he has a habit of saying the same two words right after he makes his biggest promises…”Believe me,”‘ Kaine said.
Mocking him, Kaine said: ‘It’s gonna be great – believe me! We’re gonna build a wall and make Mexico pay for it – believe me! We’re gonna destroy ISIS so fast – believe me! 
‘There’s nothing suspicious in my tax returns – believe me!’ he said. The imitation of the bombastic Republican businessman had the crowd roaring.
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine accepted the vice presidential tonight onstage in Philadelphia using call-and-response to take on Donald Trump 
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine accepted the vice presidential tonight onstage in Philadelphia using call-and-response to take on Donald Trump 
Sen. Tim Kaine used his convention speech tonight in Philadelphia to introduce himself to the American people saying he never expected to be there   
Sen. Tim Kaine used his convention speech tonight in Philadelphia to introduce himself to the American people saying he never expected to be there   
Sen. Tim Kaine mocked Donald Trump by repeating over and over again how The Donald uses the phrase 'Believe Me!' 
Sen. Tim Kaine mocked Donald Trump by repeating over and over again how The Donald uses the phrase ‘Believe Me!’ 
Sen. Tim Kaine showed off his Spanish speaking skills throughout his speech as his addition to the Democratic ticket will likely bring some Latino voters into the fold 
Sen. Tim Kaine showed off his Spanish speaking skills throughout his speech as his addition to the Democratic ticket will likely bring some Latino voters into the fold 
Sen. Tim Kaine questioned Donald Trump's constant claims that 'believe me' he'll make things better 
Sen. Tim Kaine questioned Donald Trump’s constant claims that ‘believe me’ he’ll make things better 
He used the line to tee up another dig at Trump over his tax returns, which he won’t make public because he claims he’s being audited.
Kaine said, ‘By the way, does anyone here believe that Donald Trump’s been paying his fair share of taxes? Do you believe he ought to release those tax returns like every other presidential candidate in modern history?
A cheering crowd concurred. ‘Of course he should. Hey Donald, what are you hiding?’ Kaine asked.
‘And yet he still says, “Believe me.” “Believe me.” “Believe me?” Here’s the thing. Most people, when they run for President, they don’t just say “believe me.” ‘ he contended. ‘They respect you enough to tell you how they will get things done.’
Plugging his running mate’s website, he said you can go there right now and read all about her plans for the country. 
‘Not. Donald Trump. He never tells you any of the things he’s going to do. Here’s the question, do you really believe him?’
The crowd shouted, ‘No!’ 
‘You cannot believe one word that comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth. Not one word,’ he said, inspiring a ‘Not one word’ chant.
The country ‘is too great to put it in the hands of a slick-talking, empty-promising, self-promoting, one man wrecking crew,’ Kaine shouted.
The Virginia senator spent the first half of his speech giving an oral history of his life and work, mixing English with Spanish as he described the year he spent in Honduras as a missionary after gaining his undergraduate degree.
‘Si se peude,’ someone in the crowd called out. ‘Si se puede,’ he called back, starting an impromptu chant. ‘Yes we can!’ he stated, the English translation of the Obama ’08 slogan.
A reference to his work on the Senate Budget Committee and a planned shout out to failed Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders likewise brought chants of ‘Bernie!’
‘We all should feel the Bern – and we should all not want to get burned by the other guy,’ he said to cheers. 
Job well done: Tim Kaine waves to delegates while holding his wife Anne Holton's hand at the end of his speech which he mostly used to castigate Donald Trump
Job well done: Tim Kaine waves to delegates while holding his wife Anne Holton’s hand at the end of his speech which he mostly used to castigate Donald Trump
Presenting a better alternative to the fraudulent Trump, Kaine said to look at Clinton’s body of work when judging whether she’s trustworthy. 
‘Here’s a little tip for you: When you want to know about the character of someone in public life, look to see if they have a passion, one that began before they were in office, and that they have consistently held on to throughout their career,’ Kaine said. 
‘Folks Hillary has a passion for kids and families,’ Kaine pointed out. 
‘Donald Trump has a passion too: It’s himself,’ Kaine said.  
John Kasich, the Republican governor who had the honor of hosting the Republican convention in Cleveland, but he wouldn’t even attend it because he thinks Trump is such a moral disaster
Kaine continued to come back to trust, a trait that his new running mate has struggled with in polling. 
‘Hey remember Karla, the little girl we heard from on Monday who feared her parents would be deported? She trusts Hillary to keep them together,’ Kaine said. ‘And remember the Mothers of the Movement last night? They said trust Hillary to keep other mothers’ sons and daughters safe.’ 
‘And on a personal level, as he’s serving his nation abroad, I trust Hillary Clinton with our son’s life,’ Kaine said, having revealed earlier that his son, a Marine, had just shipped out. 
While he gave plenty of his own testimony for why folks should vote Clinton and not support Trump, Kaine used others’ words effectively too 
‘Don’t take it from me,’ Kaine said. ‘Take it from former first lady Barbara Bush. Barbara Bush said she didn’t know how any woman could vote for [Donald Trump] after his offensive comments about women.’
Thumbs up: Kaine said you should listen to Barbara Bush, John McCain's chief economic adviser or John Kasich if you wanted to get a flavor of what senior Republicans thought about Donald Trump
Thumbs up: Kaine said you should listen to Barbara Bush, John McCain’s chief economic adviser or John Kasich if you wanted to get a flavor of what senior Republicans thought about Donald Trump
Proud of you! Kaine said he spent a lot of time with a lot of Republicans senators who, once they've made sure nobody's listening, will tell you how fantastic a senator Hillary Clinton was
Proud of you! Kaine said he spent a lot of time with a lot of Republicans senators who, once they’ve made sure nobody’s listening, will tell you how fantastic a senator Hillary Clinton was
‘Or John McCain’s chief economic advisor during the ’08 race who estimates Trump’s promises would cost America 3.5 million jobs,’ he continued, adding that independent analysts had found that Trump’s tax plan would add $30 trillion to the national debt. 
‘Or how about this, how about this, John Kasich, the Republican governor who had the honor of hosting the Republican convention in Cleveland, but he wouldn’t even attend it because he thinks Trump is such a moral disaster,’ Kaine said. 
He also gossiped about some of this GOP colleagues in the U.S. Senate.  
‘I spend a lot of time with a lot of Republicans senators who, once they’ve made sure nobody’s listening, will tell you how fantastic a senator Hillary Clinton was,’ he said. 
Finishing off his introductory remarks, Kaine noted how his party was, once again, on the cusp of making history. 
‘My fellow Democrats, this week we begin the next chapter in our proud story,’ Kaine said. 
‘Thomas declared all men equal, and Abigail remembered the women. Woodrow brokered peace, and Eleanor broke down barriers. Jack told us what to ask, and Lyndon answered the call,’ Kaine said. 
‘Martin had a dream, Cesar y Dolores said si se puede, and Harvey gave his life. Bill built a bridge into the 21st century, and Barack gave us hope,’ the vice presidential candidate said. 
 ‘And now Hillary is ready. Ready to fight, ready to win, ready to lead,’ Kaine said. 
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