Donald Trump wasted no time going after rival Hillary Clinton’s just announced vice presidential selection, Tim Kaine, but in doing so, the Republican nominee did something he rarely does — delete a tweet.
In a tweet that picked up on a theme put out by senior communications adviser Jason Miller, who called the Virginia senator “an ethically challenged insider,” Trump compared Kaine to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who was convicted of public corruption and sentenced to two years in prison before getting a reprieve from the Supreme Court, who overturned the conviction last month.
Trump took to Twitter to smack Kaine for being corrupt, repeating a familiar charge that the “system is rigged” … but he referred to McDonnell as McDonald and soon after deleted the tweet, according to pro-Trump Brietbart News.
Why did Tim Kaine have no problem when he took far more money as Governor of Virginia than Bob McDonald. Crooked Hillary & rigged system!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2016
Not to be deterred, Trump hit Kaine a second time on charges of corruption, alleging that the Democrat “took hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts.”
The greater interest on social media may be on what nickname Trump settles on for McDonnell. Having already tagged Clinton as “Crooked Hillary,” the GOP nominee’s likely to come up with an equally creative label for her running mate.
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