In a recently released statement from Donald Trump’s senior communications advisor Jason Miller, he claims that Hillary Clinton’s pick of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) suits her well because they both like to take advantage of a politically rigged system.
“It’s only fitting that Hillary Clinton would select an ethically challenged insider like Tim Kaine who’s personally benefited from the rigged system,” Miller stated in a press release on Friday.
He also wrote:
While serving in government, Kaine has taken tens of thousands of dollars in freebies – more than $160,000 in fact – on free vacations, free clothes, and free tickets. If you think Crooked Hillary and Corrupt Kaine are going to change anything in Washington, it’s just the opposite. They do well by the current system, while the rest of America gets left behind. The choice has never been clearer – Donald Trump calls on us to Believe in America, while the Status Quo ticket of Clinton-Kaine wants us to believe in a rigged system that enriches them at your expense.
According to the Virginia Public Access Project, Kaine reportedly “took advantage of the state’s lax gift laws to receive,” including, “an $18,000 Caribbean vacation, $5,500 in clothes and a trip to watch George Mason University play in the NCAA basketball Final Four during his years as lieutenant governor and governor.” The report also shows that Kaine “reported more than $160,000 in gifts from 2001 to 2009, mostly for travel to and from political events and conferences.”
Donald Trump took to twitter to criticize Clinton’s running mate: “same Kaine that took hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts while Governor of Virginia and didn’t get indicted while McDonnell did.”