Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation MORE slammed presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Top federal official says more details coming on foreign election interference The Hill's Campaign Report: COVID-19 puts conventions in flux  MORE's vice presidential choice, saying he was surprised by the decision.


"What happened with the choice of Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineEx-USAID employee apologizes, denies sending explosive tweets USAID appointee alleges 'rampant anti-Christian sentiment' at agency Frustration builds as negotiators struggle to reach COVID-19 deal MORE was a slap in the face to Bernie SandersBernie SandersProgressives soaring after big primary night 'Absolutely incredible': Ocasio-Cortez congratulates Cori Bush on upset victory over Lacy Clay Sanders supporters launch six-figure ad campaign explaining why they're voting for Biden MORE and everybody," he said on NBC's "Meet the Press" in an interview that airs Sunday.

"I was shocked. I love it from my standpoint."

Trump went on to criticize Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) for taking "over $160,000 of gifts."

"And they said, 'Well, they weren't really gifts, they were suits and trips and lots of different things,' all for $160,000," Trump said.

"I believe it was Bob McDonnell, in the meantime, he had to go to the United States Supreme Court to get out of going to jail," he continued, referring to the former Virginia governor.

"Bob McDonnell took a fraction of what Kaine took. And I think, to me, it's a big problem. Now, how do you take all these gifts? Hundreds of thousands of dollars."

Kaine is also bought and owned by the banks, Trump said, before the businessman launched into an attack on the trade deals supported by the Virginia senator.

"He's in favor of TPP and every other trade deal that he's ever looked at," Trump said, pointing to President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership.

"Now, he's going to change. Don't worry about that. ... It's OK. He is going to change his tune. And I understand he's now going to say, 'I'm against TPP.' Hillary Clinton was totally in favor of TPP, which is the job killer, right? So was he. When she watched me on your show and other shows, all of a sudden she changed, because she knows she can't win that in the debate."