FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine and his wife campaigned in Fayetteville Tuesday.
Kaine spoke at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens where he spoke about opponent Donald Trump and how Hillary Clinton was going to win North Carolina in November.
“We’re here because we’re going to win North Carolina,” Kaine said. “The last thing we need to do is to go backwards, folks.”
Being that he was in a military town, Kaine spent a good amount of time talking about the military. He was critical of Trump’s comments about the military.
“I don’t think in the history of the United States there has been a major party nominee who has talked with such disrespect about the military,” Kaine said.
He criticized Trump saying that the Republican presidential candidate said the American military is a disaster.
You’ll often hear Kaine talking about Trump being unfit to be president.
“How about making fun of John McCain for being a POW?” Kaine said. “He said I don’t consider him a hero because he got captured. Could you be more thickheaded, insensitive or ignorant?”
Kaine also spoke to the crowd at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens about the significance of the military in North Carolina.
“With Bragg, with Lejeune, with Pope, you have so many assets here,” he said. “North Carolina is a state that is so committed to the nation’s military mission and we are too.”
As for what a vote for the democratic ticket would mean for the military, Kaine had this to say. “Our plan for the military and veterans, one of dthe main things is we’re going to make sure absolutely we protect and expand and fortify the GI bill. It’s one of the greatest things this nation has ever done.”
Republicans responded today saying the Clinton-Kaine ticket would mean more defense cuts.
This is Kaine’s third visit to North Carolina in less than two weeks.
On Tuesday, he was joined by his wife, Anne Holton, and former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt.
He was in Greensboro on Aug. 3. and in Asheville for a stop Monday night.
Holton will also visit the Raleigh Democratic Coordinated Campaign office at 5 p.m. to highlight North Carolina’s critical role on this election and to thank organizers and supporters for their support.
The Raleigh appreciation event is located at 2200 East Millbrook Road, Suite 117.
Cumberland County COP Chair Susan Mills said electing Hillary Clinton will mean more taxes.
“When you elect a democrat, when you put a democrat in office, they want to tax us more. More taxes means people cannot grow. The economy can’t grow. Corporations cannot hire more people because they’re taxing us more,” Mills said.