Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMajority of Americans in new poll say it would be bad for the country if Trump ran in 2024 ,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Liz Cheney says her father is 'deeply troubled' about the state of the Republican Party MORE slammed presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBriahna Joy Gray: Progressives like Turner should reconsider running as Democrats Biden wishes Obama a happy birthday Ohio special election: A good day for Democrats MORE's vice presidential choice, saying he was surprised by the decision.


"What happened with the choice of Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineKaine says he has votes to pass Iraq War repeal in Senate Overnight Defense: Senate panel votes to scrap Iraq war authorizations | Police officer fatally stabbed outside Pentagon ID'd | Biden admin approves first Taiwan arms sale Senate panel votes to repeal Iraq war authorizations MORE was a slap in the face to Bernie SandersBernie SandersBriahna Joy Gray: Progressives like Turner should reconsider running as Democrats Senate Democrats to introduce measure taxing major polluters Biden called Shontel Brown to congratulate her after Ohio primary win 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."