United States, October 5: The very first Vice Presidential debate in the united States turned out into an aggressive proxy war for their respective leaders. The two Vice Presidential candidates engaged in a 90-minute war of words in a bid to defend the Presidential nominees. The Vice Presidential hopefuls who are otherwise not so prominent in the United States indulged in elaborating the faults of the opposition rather than highlighting their plans for the future.Also Read - PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee, Adar Poonawalla on Time Magazine's 100 ‘Most Influential People of 2021
The Democratic Presidential nominee and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine left no stone unturned in elaborating on the various statements made by the Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump. Kaine painted a picture of Trump as a mere businessman who was more concerned about his business than the welfare of the American people. Tim Kaine also questioned Mike Pence on why Trump had not released his tax records. He also criticised Trump for making demeaning comments about women and their body. Kaine further said, “Donald Trump must give the American public his tax returns to show he’s prepared to be president, and he’s breaking his promise.” (ALSO READ:US presidential debate: Donald Trump gets personal, Hillary Clinton held debating edge with facts) Also Read - Trump Claims He Can Knock Out Joe Biden Within Seconds in Boxing Ring, Twitter Says 'Set it Up' | Watch
Mike Pence was quick to defend his running mate by declaring that “he (Trump) used the tax code just the way it’s supposed to be used, and he did it brilliantly.” Trump tried to differentiate between Trump and Hillary by saying that trump was “a businessman, not a career politician.” Pence also attacked former President Bill Clinton and the policies endorsed by him. Also Read - Thousands of Terrorists Might Have Been Airlifted Out of Kabul: Trump Slams Biden's Afghan Policy
The main of focus is the fact that the Vice Presidential nominees have been obscured by their much more popular Presidential counterparts. Both the politicians are however extremely mild in comparison to their running mates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. According to BBC, Kaine sought to maintain his ticket’s momentum as Pence aimed to stabilise Trump’s bid after a turbulent week in which the billionaire admitted that he greatly benefited from “unfair” US taxes laws.