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07/27/2016 12:43 pm ET

Tim Kaine Was Not The Governor of New Jersey

But that was just the 10th craziest thing Donald Trump said at a Wednesday press conference.
Does Trump know something about my resume that I don't?
Brian Snyder / Reuters
Does Trump know something about my resume that I don't?

In a press conference Wednesday morning, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump criticized Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential candidate, Tim Kaine, for how he governed New Jersey.

“Her running mate, Tim Kaine, who by the way did a terrible job in New Jersey ― first act he did in New Jersey was ask for a $4 billion tax increase and he was not very popular in New Jersey and he still isn’t,” Trump said.

Except Tim Kaine was the governor of Virginia. Tom Kean, a Republican, was the governor of New Jersey from 1982 to 1990. They are different people.

Kean, now 81, has been critical of current New Jersey governor and Trump ally Chris Christie. And he wrote a whole book, The Politics of Inclusion, about how Republicans shouldn’t divide people, which is kind of Trump’s thing.

This is Kean:

Kaine, who is now a senator, was previously the governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010.

Reporters corrected Trump’s flub, but not before it drew bipartisan criticism.

But this was only like the 10th craziest thing that happened at Trump’s press conference Wednesday. 

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