DAYTONA BEACH — Making his second appearance in Florida in 10 days, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine told a crowd of about 400 that Hillary Clinton will be better for creating jobs and strengthening the economy than Republican nominee Donald Trump.
“America gets to choose about whether they want a ‘You’re hired’ president or a ‘You’re fired’ president,” Kaine said at Daytona State College, playing off Trump’s signature line from The Apprentice.
“I think you can see that Florida is really, really important to us,” Kaine said.
The Sunshine State is important to Republicans as well. Trump will be in Daytona Beach Wednesday for a town hall-style event in the afternoon and in Jacksonville for an evening rally.
Kaine outlined Clinton’s plans to spend more federal money on manufacturing training, infrastructure projects, research into areas such as clean energy and medicine, K-12 education and making college more affordable. He also called for raising the minimum wage, pay equity legislation for women and raising child care standards to improve Americans’ “work-family balance.” And Kaine said immigration reform would boost the economy.
“This is not free. It’s going to cost something,” Kaine admitted. “We’re going to ask those who have disproportionately benefited in the last 15 years — the wealthiest, biggest corporations, Wall Street – we’re going to ask them to pay more.”