In an interview on CBS This Morning Friday, Democratic VP nominee Tim Kaine was asked about remarks made by Republican VP nominee Mike Pence about Obama’s leadership.
Said Pence: “I think it’s inarguable that Vladimir Putin has been a stronger leader in his country than Barack Obama has been in this country.”
Kaine blasted the remarks:
“What about invading other countries is leadership? What about running your economy into the ground is leadership? What about persecuting LGBT Russians is leadership? What about setting up journalists and imprisoning them and even killing them is leadership? There is a difference between dictatorship and leadership. And If you didn’t understand that you wouldn’t get out of a fifth grade civics exam if you don’t understand the difference between dictatorship and leadership.”
Added Kaine: “It also demonstrates just an irrational hostility toward President Obama that I just don’t get.”