Kaine: ‘Terrorist Threat Has Decreased In Some Ways,’ ‘Parts of the World That Are Challenging’

RICHMOND, VA - AUGUST 01:  Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) speaks to voters as his wife Anne Holton looks on during a campaign event August 1, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. Kaine returns to campaigning in a homecoming rally after he was picked by Hillary Clinton to be her running mate.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
During Tuesday’s Vice Presidential debate, vice presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) argued that while the terrorist threat has “decreased in some ways” “there are other parts of the world that are challenging.” Kaine was asked if the terrorist threat increased or decreased in eight years. He answered, “The terrorist threat has decreased in some ways because Bin Laden is dead. The terrorist has deceased in some ways because an Iranian nuclear weapons program has been stopped. The terrorist threat to United States troops has been decreased in some ways because there’s not 175,000 in a dangerous part of the world, there’s only 15,000, but there are other parts of the world that are challenging. Let me tell you this, to beat terrorism, there’s only one candidate who can do it, and it’s Hillary Clinton.” Kaine further stated, “Donald Trump can’t start a Twitter war with Miss Universe without shooting himself in the foot. Donald Trump doesn’t have a plan. He said, I have a secret plan, and then he said, I know more than all the generals about ISIL, and then he said, I’m going to call the generals to help me figure out a plan, and finally, he