Trump says Clinton's VP pick was bad New Jersey governor

MIAMI — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took a shot Wednesday at Hillary Clinton's running mate, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, for doing a terrible job as governor of New Jersey.

The problem, of course, is that Kaine was governor of Virginia.

"Her running mate, Tim Kaine, who by the way, did a terrible job in New Jersey," Trump said at a news conference in Miami. "He was not very popular in New Jersey, and he still isn't."

Trump might have confused Kaine with former Republican New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean, pronounced the same as Kaine. Kean led the state from 1982 to 1990 while Trump was building his casino empire in Atlantic City. Kaine was governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010.

New Jersey also might have been on Trump's mind because its current governor, Republican Chris Christie, was among Trump's finalists for the vice presidential nod that ultimately went to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

Trump corrected himself after someone asked if he meant Virginia.

Kean, who chaired the federal 9/11 commission, skipped this year's Republican National Convention, the first time he's done that since he became involved in politics, because he disagreed with Trump on too many issues.

Kean's son, a New Jersey state senator, said the flub was a minor issue.

"It is clear that he misspoke," said state Sen. Tom Kean Jr. "He was discussing a specific proposal in Virginia."

Officials warn tourists of 'fake monk mafia'


BOSTON — Visitors to one of Boston's top tourist destinations are being asked not to give money to what officials have dubbed "the fake monk mafia."

Faneuil Hall Marketplace general manager Joe O'Malley told The Boston Globe that officials have received complaints about individuals "dressed in monk garb" who are suspected of being insincere in their fundraising efforts.

Visitors to the historic shopping district have reported being approached by people dressed in orange garments offering bracelets and asking them to sign a notebook before demanding a donation.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace management has posted signs that read: "Do not give money to the fake monk mafia!" and "These are not real monks" along with images of people dressed in orange robes.

The marketplace is located in downtown Boston.

Associated Press