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Self Described 'Boring' Tim Kaine Tapped To be Clinton's VP Nominee


Self Described 'Boring' Tim Kaine Tapped To be Clinton's VP Nominee (Getty)

Hillary Clinton said she's "thrilled" with her newly named running mate, but Senator Tim Kaine himself may not agree.

In fact, the former Virginia governor, who will soon officially become the Democratic party's vice presidential nominee, once called himself straight up boring.

"It's true. I am boring," Kaine said on Meet the Press when questioned about the many headlines to that effect.

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Clinton's annoucement came at the heels of the GOP convention in Cleveland. The presumptive Democratic nominee used Twitter to tell the world she'd tapped Kaine.

"I'm thrilled to announce my running mate, , a man who's devoted his life to fighting for others," Clinton tweeted after 8 p.m. Friday.

On Saturday morning, President Barack Obama followed up in an email about the pick sent to Clinton supporters.

"It’s a testament to Hillary’s character and integrity that she chose a man like Tim Kaine," the president wrote. "Like Hillary, Tim is an optimist. But like Hillary, he is also a progressive fighter.

"He's the son of a teacher and an iron worker who's always got working families on his mind. For nearly two decades, he specialized in representing people who had been denied fair access to housing just because of what they looked like, or because they had a disability."

Kaine is a staunch supporter of gun control and as governor of Virginia made it one of his signature issues following the slaughter of 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus in 2007.

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Donald Trump used his usual platform, Twitter, to tell his supporters how he feels about the choice.

"Tim Kaine is, and always has been, owned by the banks. Bernie supporters are outraged, was their last choice. Bernie fought for nothing," Trump said.

Trump also assailed Kaine for what he said is the senator's support of the Trans Pacific Partnership.

As they move toward their nomination in Philadelphia next week, Clinton and Kaine will give their first joint interview in a 60 Minutes episode set to air Sunday evening.

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