Mike Pence, Tim Kaine Battle in Vice Presidential Debate

Sen. Tim Kaine mentioned Donald Trump more than 165 times in the 90-minute debate while Gov. Mike Pence defended his running mate against the attacks.
3:31 | 10/05/16

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Right now the race for the white house and all the fallout from the first and only debate for the vice presidential candidates with 34 days until the final votes. Tim kaine and Mike pence went toe-to-toe and Tom llamas has more from farmville, Virginia. Reporter: Two very different styles last night at the debate. Senator Tim kaine aggressive, forcing governor Mike pence to defend Donald Trump's policies and his statements. The debate was heated at times but also very difficult to watch with all the interruptions. In a combative 90 minutes, the vice presidential candidates sitting just inches from each other showing they too know how to fight. Six types tonight I have said to governor pence I can't imagine how you can defend your running mate's position on one issue after the next. And in all six cases he's refused to defend -- Don't put words in my mouth. Reporter: From the start senator Tim kaine playing attack dog mentioning Donald Trump around 165 times, spouting what sounded like rehearsed attacks. You want a you're hire president in Hillary Clinton or do you want a you're fired president in Donald Trump. Reporter: Governor Mike pence on defense but not losing his cool. Well, first, let me say I appreciate appreciated you're hired, you're fired thing and used that a whole lot and your running mate used a lot of -- kaine kept firing regardless if it was the same attack. He called Mexicans rapists and criminals. He called them rapists and criminals. When he says Mexicans are rapists and criminals. You whipped out that Mexican thing again. -- Can you defend it. There are criminal aliens in this country, Tim, who have come into this country illegally who are perpetrating violence. Reporter: Also frustrated debate moderator Elaine Quijano. A trump supremist. I think I'm still on my time. Reporter: Constantly having to break up the back and forth. Gentlemen -- You can't meet -- The people at home cannot understand either one of you when you speak over each other. Reporter: Front and center trump's tax issues claiming a $915 million loss. Used it the way he was supposed to and -- How do you know that. You haven't seen his taxes. Because he's created a business worth billion of the dollars in how do you know that. Reporter: Pence putting the spotlight back on kaine and Clinton claiming the democrats were turning the race into an avalanche after attack. If Donald Trump said all the things you said he said in the way you said he said them, he still wouldn't have a fraction of the insults that Hillary Clinton leveled when she said that half of our supporters were a basket of deplorables. Tom, pretty polished performance from Mike pence and we know trump was tweeting during the debate said he thought pence did a good job but wondered if he was rankled when he did not defend trump and his record. Reporter: It's still unclear. The trump campaign was saying governor Mike pence clearly won that debate and right after the debate trump sent a couple of tweets first saying Mike pence won big. We should all be proud of Mike. But in the middle of the debate he seemed to be trolling senator Tim kaine retweeting this, kaine looks like an evil crook out of the "Batman" movies. Love those retreats. Thanks very much.

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