Tim Kaine took the stage alongside Hillary Clinton in Miami Saturday, July 23, and offered his first greeting to voters as a vice presidential nominee — in Spanish.
“Bienvenidos a todos,” the Virginia senator said, a phrase that translates to “welcome to everyone.”
Clinton and Kaine’s first joint appearance as running mates at a campaign rally here marked the official unveiling of the Democratic ticket. The duo will face off against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
Right off the bat, the contrast that the Clinton campaign will seek to highlight between Kaine and the Republican ticket during the general election was clear.
‘Another mass shooting in America‘: Oregon killings a grim familiarity for US
The US is reeling from another school shooting, the 45th this year, after a 26-year-old gunman murdered as many as nine people and wounded seven more at a community college in Oregon before he was killed.
Hours after the killings, President Obama clearly agitated at making his 15th statement on shootings since taking office, said: “There’s been another mass shooting in America” and spoke of the country being numbed by the repeated massacres.
“As I said just a few months ago and I said a few months before that and each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough.
It does nothing to prevent this carnage being inflicted some place in America, next week or a couple of months from now,” the president said. “Somehow this has become routine.”