Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine will not stoop to Donald Trump‘s level of name-calling during the race for the White House, they said during their first joint interview.
The two on the Democratic ticket address the “Crooked Hillary” epithet that Clinton’s Republican rival often uses in his campaign in an interview that airs Sunday evening on 60 Minutes.
“I don’t call him anything. And I’m not going to engage in that kind of insult fest that he seems to thrive on,” Clinton tells CBS’s Scott Pelley, according to a short excerpt released before the episode aired. “So whatever he says about me, he’s perfectly free to use up his own air time and his own space to do. I’m going to talk about what he’s done, how he has hurt people in business time after time after time.”
Kaine chimed in, praising Clinton for how she has handled Trump’s insults, which the senator called “ridiculous.”
“It is beneath the character of the kind of dialogue we should have, because we got real serious problems to solve,” Kaine said. “And look, most of us stopped the name-calling thing about fifth grade.”
Clinton officially introduced Kaine as her choice for vice president on Saturday at a rally in Florida.