Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine accepted a vacation valued at $18,000 in the home of a campaign donor on the Carribean island of Mustique, where Prince William and wife Kate Middleton are currently staying.
The vacation was one of the numerous gifts totaling $160,000 that Kaine took during his tenure as Virginia’s lieutenant governor and governor, before his entry to the U.S. Senate. The gifts included lavish dinners, thousands of dollars in clothing, travel expenses, basketball tickets, and a baccarat crystal vase that Kaine listed as having $0 in value — which is certainly not true.
Kaine spent a week in Mustique for free at the home of donor James B. Murray Jr., a cellphone-industry partner of Democratic Sen. Mark Warner.
HELLO Magazine reports on the current British royal vacation: “Meanwhile, William and Kate have been soaking up the sun in Mustique. The Cambridges joined Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton on their annual family holiday. The Caribbean island is the perfect destination for the royals; not only is it ultra-exclusive, it also operates a no-fly zone and other guests are incredibly discreet. William and Kate first visited Mustique in 2008 when they were dating, and have regularly returned. Scuba diving, snorkelling and playing tennis are just some of the ways the Cambridges can keep themselves occupied. On previous trips to Mustique, the athletic couple have impressed fellow holidaymakers with their diving ability. Martin Katz, a famed Beverly Hills jeweller, and his wife Kelly met the royals in 2008, and speaking exclusively to HELLO! in 2015, Kelly revealed: “They’re quite the sportsmen. We went diving and they went very deep, more than 90ft. Our instructor said Martin and I weren’t qualified to go on the shark dives they went on.'”
Tim Kaine’s personal activities are under fire after his son Woody was arrested in Minnesota for partaking in an anti-Trump protest that involved black masks and a smoke bomb. Woody has been identified as a member of Antifa, the radical left-wing movement that is causing violence in its wake all over the United States.
“He has views and he is entitled to his views,” Kaine said when I confronted him about his son’s Antifa-related arrest, after Kaine tried to pin the Charlottesville rally violence on his Republican opponent Corey Stewart in their first debate in the 2018 U.S. Senate race in Hot Springs, Virginia. Kaine maintained that his son is peaceful, and Kaine’s staffer Ian Sams, a former Hillary Clinton factotum, stepped in to shut down the line of questioning. Kaine did not answer as to whether his son is still part of any Antifa groups.
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