Kaine: I Wouldn’t Have Used The Word Irredeemable When Describing Trump Supporters

kaine
Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” when asked about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton describing Republican nominee Donald Trump’s supporters as irredeemable and deplorable, Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said he would not have used that word. Partial transcript as follows: RADDATZ: — Secretary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comments by saying some Trump supporters are motivated by dark emotions borne out of anxiety over changing demographics. But you said that transitional anxiety will go away. While Secretary Clinton said those people are irredeemable.Does she believe there are people in this country who are irredeemable? KAINE: Well, look, she is very worried, as am I, about the deplorable motivations of those who would question President Obama’s citizenship or people like David Duke, who are doing robo calls, saying people should vote for Donald Trump. We’ve expressed it differently, but you have to call out these dark emotions because if you let them pass or you — you actually can let them grow. But I think the obligation that we have — and — and Secretary Clinton — Hillary said this, too — is while that is a motivation of some of the Trump supporters — and we won’t get them —