Tim Kaine showed off his Spanish and Trump-mocking skills in VP intro

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Tim Kaine Showed Off His Spanish and Trump-Mocking Skills in VP Intro

"Hello, Miami. Hello, FIU. Y bienvenidos a todos," Sen. Tim Kaine said as he took the microphone in Miami on Saturday.

America got to meet Hillary Clinton's running mate Saturday — U.S. Sen. and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine.

"I'm excited for us to get to know one another," Kaine said.

Kaine, who's also a former mayor of Richmond, spent most of his 37-minute speech introducing himself to the American people and discussing how his values pair with Clinton's.

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) speaks after being named by Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as her vice presidential running mate during a campaign rally in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts as Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine speaks at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine take the stage at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine take the stage at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
REFILE - QUALITY REPEAT U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine take the stage at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine take the stage at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Democratic U.S vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) pumps his fist after Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) publicly introduced him as her vice presidential running-mate during a campaign rally in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette
Democratic U.S vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) waves after Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) publicly introduced him during a campaign rally in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine take the stage at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Democratic U.S. vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton join hands after she publicly introduced him as her vice presidential running-mate during a campaign rally in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette
Democratic U.S vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) waves with his wife Anne at his side after Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton publicly introduced him as her vice presidential running-mate during a campaign rally in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette
MIAMI, FL - JULY 23: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) attend together a campaign rally at Florida International University Panther Arena on July 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine made their first public appearance together a day after the Clinton campaign announced Senator Kaine as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 23: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) attend together a campaign rally at Florida International University Panther Arena on July 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine made their first public appearance together a day after the Clinton campaign announced Senator Kaine as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 23: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) attend together a campaign rally at Florida International University Panther Arena on July 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine made their first public appearance together a day after the Clinton campaign announced Senator Kaine as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 23: Vice presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) attend together a campaign rally at Florida International University Panther Arena on July 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine made their first public appearance together a day after the Clinton campaign announced Senator Kaine as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 23: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) attend together a campaign rally at Florida International University Panther Arena on July 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine made their first public appearance together a day after the Clinton campaign announced Senator Kaine as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 23: Vice presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and his wife Anne Holton attend together a campaign rally at Florida International University Panther Arena on July 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine made their first public appearance together a day after the Clinton campaign announced Senator Kaine as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 23: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) attend together a campaign rally at Florida International University Panther Arena on July 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine made their first public appearance together a day after the Clinton campaign announced Senator Kaine as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 23: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) attend together a campaign rally at Florida International University Panther Arena on July 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine made their first public appearance together a day after the Clinton campaign announced Senator Kaine as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 23: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) attend together a campaign rally at Florida International University Panther Arena on July 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine made their first public appearance together a day after the Clinton campaign announced Senator Kaine as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 23: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) attend together a campaign rally at Florida International University Panther Arena on July 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine made their first public appearance together a day after the Clinton campaign announced Senator Kaine as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 23: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends a campaign rally at Florida International University Panther Arena on July 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine made their first public appearance together a day after the Clinton campaign announced Senator Kaine as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
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"That's something else I've learned from my folks. Tough times don't last, but tough people do," Kaine said. Quoting President Harry Truman, Kaine then said: "America was not built on fear. It was built on courage, imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."

Although some have called Kaine a "boring pick" or wondered whether he'd be an effective attack dog against GOP nominee Donald Trump, he certainly got in some zingers Saturday.

"Bankrupting companies, shipping jobs overseas, stiffing contractors, being against federal minimum wage, being against equal pay for equal work. He's the 'you're fired' guy," Kaine said of Trump.

"You're right. He doesn't trash talk everybody. He likes Vladimir Putin," Kaine quipped after listing off people Trump has "trash talked."

"When Donald Trump says he has your back, you better watch out. From Atlantic City to his so-called university, he leaves a trail of broken promises and wrecked lives wherever he goes," Kaine told the crowd at Florida International University.

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Kaine has a reputation of being a "nice guy." Shortly after Clinton announced her running mate on Twitter on Friday, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake tweeted: "Trying to count the ways I hate @timkaine. Drawing a blank. Congrats to a good man and a good friend."

Whether Kaine will become Clinton's attack dog remains to be seen. But she does have other surrogates, like Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts and President Barack Obama, who have already gone on the offensive.

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