Jersey flub: Trump mixes up Sen. Tim Kaine and Gov. Tom Kean


MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has taken a shot at Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, for doing a terrible job as governor of New Jersey.

The problem, of course, is that Kaine was governor of Virginia.

Trump said at a news conference Wednesday in Miami that Kaine “did a terrible job in New Jersey.” He continued: “He was not very popular in New Jersey, and he still isn’t.”

Trump might have confused Kaine with former Republican New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean (KAYN’). He led the state from 1982 to 1990 while Trump was building his casino empire in Atlantic City.

Trump corrected himself after someone asked if he meant Virginia.

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was among Trump’s finalists for vice president.

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