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

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 said, I’m going to fire all the generals. He doesn’t have plan, but he does have dangerous ideas. Here’s four: He trash talks the military. The military’s a disaster. [Sen.] John McCain’s (R-AZ) no hero. The generals need all to be fired, and I know more than them. He wants to tear up alliances. NATO is obsolete, and we’ll only work together with Israel if they pay big league. third, he loves dictators. he’s got kind of a personal Mt. Rushmore, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-Un, Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein. And last, and most dangerously, Donald Trump believes that the world will be safer if more nations have nuclear weapons.”

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