Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence knocks Sherrod Brown in Ohio, boosts Renacci Key conservative presses for shield law after seizure of NYT reporter’s records Scalise returns to field on anniversary of baseball shooting MORE on Sunday criticized Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThere are many unanswered questions about FBI culture FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts offers to testify on Capitol Hill Giuliani wants 'full and complete' investigation into Russia probe's origins MORE for her attacks linking Republican nominee Donald Trump with the alt-right movement.

ADVERTISEMENT
"I think Sen. [Tim] Kaine's [D-Va.] comments, Hillary Clinton's comments on Thursday night sound desperate to me," Pence, Trump's running mate, said on CNN's "State of the Union."
 
"The fact that you see Democrats and Hillary Clinton and her running mate rolling out the same old playbook of racial divisiveness sounds a little bit to me like an act of desperation."
 
Clinton gave a speech last week that tied Trump to the alt-right movement, a sect of hardcore conservatism often associated with white nationalism.
 
Last week, Kaine, Clinton's running mate, tied Trump's values to those of the Ku Klux Klan, saying the GOP nominee's values are not American values.
  
"The American people are sick and tired of politicians who seek to divide the people of this country to unite their supporters," Pence said Sunday.
 
Pence said he thinks Clinton was calling millions of Americans around the country "who believe we can make America great again, who believe that Hillary Clinton and Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaShould President Trump, like President Obama, forsake human rights in pursuit of the deal with a tyrant? Obama shares summer reading list ‘Three Californias’ plan would give Dems more seats MORE's policies have weakened America's place in the world and stifled America's economy — she's put some sort of racist intention on those Americans.
 
"I think that's deeply offensive," Pence said.
 
"The American people see right through it these days," he continued, before praising Trump as a candidate who is reaching out and speaking "boldly," particularly to African-American and Hispanic voters.