Vice Presidential Debate Highlights

Mike Pence and Tim Kaine clashed over policy and their running mates during the vice presidential debate in Farmville, Virginia. ABC's Lana Zak reports.
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We begin with the intense showdown between a vice presidential nominees. Repeatedly talking over each other to fire off their best shot yes a Tim Kaine used his only debate is defend Hillary Clinton's while launching an aggressive attack on Donald Trump's. Mike Pence. I much remained largely unflappable he outlined a conservative agenda but. Avoided defending some of Trump's more controversial comments ABC's on his act begins our team coverage from the debate hall in farm bill Virginia good morning to you last. Good morning Diane and can this if you're expecting a genteel debate between two seasoned politicians. Well they knew public we're expecting all the big true all that we saw on stage here. Right out of the gate the battle lines were drawn at the vice presidential debate on the university. And you are Donald Trump I don't I'm supremacy still a lifetime well I think art isn't this a discussion. Governor Mike Pence to defend his running mate Donald Trump against the allegation that he didn't pay income taxes for nearly two decade. He went through a very difficult time but he used the tax code just so we're supposed to be used and he did it brilliantly how do you know that for you had its Abrams way. Senator Tim Kaine ready to pals on the tax topic. Governor pence had to give Donald Trump his tax returns to show he was qualified to be vice president. Donald Trump must give the American public his tax returns for eyed kaine was forced to defend his running mate Hillary Clinton as well. Hillary and I believe in comprehensive immigration reform Donald Trump believes in deportation nation. The attacks coming so quickly the men often talking reach out. I'm just saying facts about your running here outlook and I know he can't. Senator frank I'm have governors defendants and you don't put words in my mouth and in a surprising turn the Republican can't seem to brings President Obama on terrorism. Before pledging that he and trump would do more. And I I wanna give this president not credit for bringing up. Osama bin Laden. To justice. But the truth is Osama bin Laden would al-Qaeda. A primary threat today is nice it's. I thought Mike Pence did better on style and calmness. Pence actually deflected but never really fundamentally defended Donald Trump. And that may end up working in his favor we knew that Tim Kaine was going to be the attack dog from the Clinton Campaign heading into this debate. But just put into perspective for you Diane intend as he used comes name a 165. Times. And by comparison pens only used Clinton's name has not. Yet they both actually use trump name Trump's name out quite a bit and you're there of the debate hall the spin room area of the campaigns come out did you get a sense of how they felt after this debate. Well certainly we saw on the trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway making her way into this room right away she felt very confident that with obvious. They felt like bared their team had won this debate. And they were really excited to come out here talked all the journalists and tell us that they that they really felt like he hit it right out of the park. Right ABC's lot of Zach alive at Longwood University lot of thanks so much.

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