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Tim Kaine on Trump: Most of Us Gave Up Name Calling in Fifth-Grade

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By    |   Sunday, 24 Jul 2016 01:21 PM

Sen. Tim Kaine derided the nickname "crooked Hillary" coined by GOP nominee Donald Trump to attack Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, calling it a childish "name-calling thing."

During an interview alongside Clinton on CBS News' "60 Minutes," in excerpts released ahead of its airing Sunday night, the presumptive vice presidential nominee praised Clinton for not taking the bait.

"She's done a good job of letting the water go off her back on this," he said.

"When I see this, you know, 'crooked Hillary,' or I see the 'lock her up,' it's just ridiculous. It's ridiculous," the senator from Virginia said.

"It is beneath the character of the kind of dialogue we should have. Because we got real serious problems to solve. And look, most of us stopped the name-calling thing about fifth-grade."

Trump has often used the derisive term "crooked Hillary" on the campaign trail and in tweets about Clinton; Trump supporters at the Republican National Convention broke out into chants of "lock her up" in Cleveland. 

For her part, Clinton said she won't respond in kind.

"I'm not going to engage in that kind of insult-fest that he seems to thrive on," she said. "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 respond to what he has said that I think is so fundamentally at odds with who we are as a nation, where we need to be heading in the future, and the kind of dangerous, risky leadership that he's promising."

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Sen. Tim Kaine derided the nickname crooked Hillary coined by GOP nominee Donald Trump to attack Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, calling it a childish name-calling thing.
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