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Tim Kaine: I trust Hillary Clinton with my 'son deployed overseas

He went on to say that the thought of a President Trump "scares us to death."

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Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's running mate, was quick to capitalize on concerns about Donald Trump's temperament Tuesday night during his debate with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

"I'll just say this: We trust Hillary Clinton, my wife and I," Kaine said at the start of the debate. "We trust her with the most important thing in our life: We have a son deployed overseas in the Marine Corps right now — we trust Hillary Clinton as the commander in chief."

He went on to say that the thought of a President Trump "scares us to death." However, despite issues voters may have with Trump's temperament, the GOP nominee argued during the first presidential debate that it is, in fact, his "strongest asset."

Earlier in his comments, Kaine said his chief role is to be Clinton's "right hand person," should they succeed in November.

"And I relish that role," he said, telling the audience he is "proud" to be running with a "history-making woman."

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