Most Memorable Lines of the Vice Presidential Debate
ABC News takes stock of some of the debate's most memorable lines.
October 5, 2016, 3:11 AM
5 min read
The face-off between vice presidential candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine focused heavily on the credentials and positions of their running mates, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Though lacking some of the bombast of last week's presidential debate, throughout the spirited and, at times, interruption-filled discussion, each vice presidential nominee detailed his campaign's platform and attacked the record of the opposing ticket.
ABC News took stock of some of the debate's most memorable lines:
"We trust Hillary Clinton, my wife and I. We trust her with the most important thing in our life. We have a son deployed in the Marines overseas and we trust Hillary Clinton as commander-in-chief. But the idea of Donald Trump as commander-in-chief scares us to death."
"I can't imagine how Governor Pence can defend the insult-driven, selfish, me-first style of Donald Trump."
"Well, let me say first and foremost that, Senator, you and Hillary Clinton would know a lot about an insult-driven campaign. It really is remarkable."
“You are Donald Trump's apprentice.”
“Do you want a hired president in Hillary Clinton or a ‘you're fired’ president in Donald Trump?”
"Well, first, let me say I appreciated the 'you're hired, you're fired' thing, Senator. You used that a whole lot. I think your running mate used a lot of pre-done lines."
"His tax returns showed he went through a very difficult time, but he used the tax code just the way it's supposed to be used and he did it brilliantly."
"How do you know that? You haven’t seen his tax returns."
"Gentlemen, the people at home cannot understand either one of you when you speak over each other. I would please ask you to wait until the other is finished."
“That's small potatoes compared to Hillary Clinton calling half of Donald Trump’s supporters a 'basket of deplorables.'”
“You will look in vain to see Donald Trump ever taking responsibility for anybody and apologizing.”
“Six times 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. In all six cases he's refused to defend.”
"Senator, that was even beneath you and Hillary Clinton. That’s pretty low."
“[Trump's] not a polished politician like you and Hillary Clinton.”
“You whipped out that Mexican thing again.”
“Governor, why don't you trust women to make the choice for themselves?”