ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WJBK) - Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine made a campaign stop at the University of Michigan on Tuesday.
He spoke on his support for his running mate -- the woman who could be president, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
"I'm one strong man who's thrilled to support a strong woman to make history and be our first woman president," Kaine said.
The senator from Virginia spoke on equality, college affordability and support of the military.
Kaine, the father of a U.S. Marine, was critical of Trump's remarks about the armed forces.
"I want a commander-in-chief with judgment," Kaine said. "I would trust Hillary Clinton with my son's life and Donald Trump scares me to death."
Kaine also backed Clinton's controversial claim that some Trump supporters are deplorable.
"If you're chumming around with the head of the Ku Klux Klan, or people that have that title, that's deplorable," he said. "You have to call that out. If you're attacking immigrants, that's deplorable. If you're attacking LGBT Americans, that's deplorable. If you're attacking people because they're Muslims, that's deplorable."
The vice presidential candidate also referenced Clinton's much talked about illness. She's off the campaign trail recovering from pneumonia.
Kaine asked the students to get involved, to volunteer, acknowledging the polls are closer than they'd like, but telling the crowd he's eight for eight in the win column.
"I've never lost a race," he said. "And Hillary knows that. That's one of the reasons she picked me. We are not losing this one. We're not losing this one."
The vice presidential candidate spent quite a bit of time with students following his speech, shaking hands and taking selfies.
"It's good that they're going after student voters, when students vote, Democrats win. I'm really excited for this election," Josh Martin said.
"Today's actually my birthday so he wished me a Happy Birthday, which is pretty cool," Steven Oberlander said.
"It's really great to see history being made on such an influential campus like Michigan," Jenise Williams said.
"For me as a woman, it means a lot and for America I think it means the world. I think we're in a really pivotal time here," said Ali Trachtenberg
"I know young people don't vote as much as we should and it's really us who are going to be dealing with all these things so I'm going to be out there and I'm hoping to get some of my friends, too," said Killian Rodgers.