WATCH: New Hillary Clinton ad demolishes every Mike Pence lie from vice presidential debate

Mike Pence had the tough job of defending Donald Trump during his VP debate, but he didn't have to lie so often


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Sophia Tesfaye
October 5, 2016 7:02PM (UTC)

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine interrupted his rival, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, numerous times during Tuesday night’s debate. But on Wednesday, the Hillary Clinton campaign made sure every last lying word of Donald Trump’s running mate got out — loud and clear.

According to a CNN/ORC instant poll, Pence scored a narrow win over Kaine during the battle of the bland, but the Clinton presidential campaign is out with a new ad this morning meant to set the record straight.

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With segments from the debate of Pence squarely denying that certain remarks were ever uttered by Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, the Clinton ad then cuts to past clips of Trump actually making the comments in question.

"At the #VPDebate, Mike Pence tried really, really hard to deny pretty much everything Donald Trump has said and done," Clinton said in a tweet. "Let's replay the tape"


"It's okay, Mike," the video's text says at the end. "We'd have a hard time defending him, too."

In the one and only face-off between Pence and Kaine, Trump's running mate kept shaking his head and could be heard scoffing and laughing out loud — before saying “that’s absolutely false” and “oh, that’s nuts” each time Kaine brought up controversial comments made by the Republican firebrand.

"He didn't say that," the Indiana governor often said of Trump during the 90-minute debate.

Critics said Kaine was annoying in his eagerness to live fact-check Pence's blatant lies, while CBS News correspondent and debate moderator Elaine Quijano stayed on the sidelines.

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Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's Deputy Politics Editor and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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