Kaine: Trump Wants to ‘Rev People Up’ Over Immigration

Wednesday on CNN’s New Day, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) weighed in on the ongoing partial government shutdown over border wall funding, claiming President Trump is using immigration “as a talking point to rev people up.”

Kaine also insisted that Trump must reopen the government before negotiating a deal. “I concluded [Trump] does not care about the policy on this,” Kaine said. “He wants immigration as a talking point to rev people up and he’s willing to say anything. ‘Mexico will pay for it,’ that was a lie. ‘Democrats are for open borders,’ that’s a lie. ‘Democrats won’t cooperate with me,’ that’s a lie. There is a deal to be had here, but first, we’ve got to reopen government.”