This US Democrat mimicked Donald Trump and drove Twitter crazy

Tim Kaine is the running mate of Hillary Clinton
Tim Kaine is the running mate of Hillary Clinton

NEW DELHI (TIP): The unlikely star of Day 3 of the US Democratic National Convention was Tim Kaine.

Who? Precisely. People are not likely to ask that question again. That’s because Kaine, who is Hillary Clinton’s pick for the post of US Vice President, became a rage on Twitter. Within an hour of his speech at the convention on Wedneday night Philadelphia time, there had been more than 200,000 tweets about him, CBS News estimated.

In his speech, Kaine mimicked and demolished Republican Presidential nominee Donald and threw in Spanish colloquialisms, all in a down-home, quasi-goofy delivery style that had Twitterati in splits and that inspired dozens of ‘dad jokes’.

“The dad joke is a delicate thing. Part knowing humour, part lack of humour, it’s only requirement is that it ellicits not a laugh from its audience but the annoyed response: “Daaaaaaaaad”, according to a description in British newspaper The Telegraph.

Kaine repeatedly mocked Trump’s use of the phrase “believe me.”

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“You know who I don’t trust? Donald Trump. The guy promises a lot. But you might have noticed, he has a habit of saying the same two words right after he makes the biggest promises. You guys know the words I mean? ‘Believe me,’ ” Kaine said. (PTI)

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