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Trump Tries to Attack Clinton's Running Mate, but It Backfires


"He was not very popular."

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on October 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the rally, Trump said people were giving him credit for helping force Kevin McCarthy to bow out of the race for Speaker of the House. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

MIAMI (TheBlaze/AP) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has taken a shot at Hillary Clinton's running mate, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, for doing a terrible job as governor of New Jersey.

The problem, of course, is that Kaine was governor of Virginia.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.). (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump said at a news conference Wednesday in Miami that Kaine "did a terrible job in New Jersey." He continued: "He was not very popular in New Jersey, and he still isn't."At least one individual in the crowd were quick to correct Trump, pointing out that Kaine is not from New Jersey.

"I mean Virginia," Trump said.

Trump might have confused Kaine with former Republican New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean (KAYN'). He led the state from 1982 to 1990 while Trump was building his casino empire in Atlantic City.

Trump corrected himself after someone asked if he meant Virginia.

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was among Trump's finalists for vice president.

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