Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate, gave an amazing speech at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night (July 27). However, the highlight of it was 100 percent Kaine’s spot-on impression of Republican presidential candidate nominee, Donald Trump.
Midway through his speech, Kaine metaphorically strapped on a toupée and uttered the words, “Believe me” in Trump’s signature cadence. It was side-splitting, and thanks to the Internet, you can see it for yourself right now.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 28, 2016
If you close your eyes, it sounds a lot like Trump, doesn’t it? Twitter thinks so, too. Check out some of the best reactions to it on the Web.
— Sowmya Krishnamurthy (@SowmyaK) July 28, 2016
It's amazing how many speeches have made damning cases against Trump without using the phrase "Orange Hitler" #DemsInPhilly
— Bitter Script Reader (@BittrScrptReadr) July 28, 2016
— GIPHY (@giphy) July 28, 2016
Kaine comes back on stage: “Oh guys, I’m sorry. I brought orange slices if you want. Keep it up. You’re all winners.” #DemsInPhilly
— Mike Nellis (@MikeNellis) July 28, 2016
tim kaine still listens to eminem
— Greg Howard (@greghoward88) July 28, 2016
Tim Kaine has a drawer just for his cargo shorts
— Bobby Big Wheel (@BobbyBigWheel) July 28, 2016
— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) July 28, 2016
Give him an Oscar (and the vice presidency).
Beyond the comic relief, Kaine did offer more substance on why Trump can’t be trusted with the keys to the White House.
“Here’s the thing. Most people, when they run for president, they don’t just say ‘believe me,’” Kaine said. “They respect you enough to tell you how they will get things done. Not Donald Trump. He never tells you how he’s going to do any of the things he says he’s going to do. He just says, ‘believe me.’ So here’s the question. Do you really believe him? Donald Trump’s whole career says you better not.”
The hilarious Trump shade may have created Twitter’s next great hashtag, #BelieveMe.
VH1 talks to Democratic Convention-goers about Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine.