Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDem senator wants Trump to extend immigration protections to Venezuelans Pentagon sends Congress list of projects that could lose funds to Trump's emergency declaration The Hill's Morning Report - 2020 Dems grapple with race, gender and privilege MORE (D-Va.) said Thursday he thinks the Democratic Party is quickly becoming unified.


"I was a big Obama guy in '08 and then was part of the team to try to bring everybody together and get the [Hillary] Clinton supporters on board with the Obama supporters and pull all of us together," the Democratic vice presidential nominee said on ABC News's "Good Morning America."

"I actually think where we are now — we're further ahead than we were eight years ago in getting people to unify."

Kaine also commended Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersMichael Bennet 'encouraged' in possible presidential bid: report House Dems unveil measure to reject anti-Israel boycotts Bannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020 MORE (I-Vt.) for his speech Monday night at the Democratic National Convention.

"The Bernie supporters I know and Bernie Sanders — they understand who Hillary is and they understand that Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpClinton and Ocasio-Cortez joke about Kushner's alleged use of WhatsApp Missouri Gov. declares state of emergency amid severe flooding Swalwell on Hicks testimony: 'She's going to have to tell us who she lied for' in Trump admin MORE is a threat to everything that they care about," Kaine said.

"So I feel like we're in real good shape," he continued.

"And you see the way the arc of this convention has gone too. It started off with some turmoil and some churn but there's been a direct arc to unification and an awareness that the stakes are high and we got to pull together to win."