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Trump: Clinton threw Wasserman Schultz 'under a bus'

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence celebrate, during the final day of the Republican National Convention on Thursday, July 21, 2016.
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Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence celebrate, during the final day of the Republican National Convention on Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump knocked Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for being disloyal to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the embattled chair of the Democratic National Committe.

Trump's remarks came as he hosted a town hall with running mate and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Monday afternoon in Roanoke, Virginia.

"Hillary threw her under a bus, and it didn't take her more than five minutes to make that decision," Trump said. "Look how disloyal crooked Hillary Clinton was to somebody that put her life on the line."

Wasserman Schultz recently announced her resignation from leading the DNC after a trove of hacked emails from the organization revealed apparent attempts to undermine Sen. Bernie Sanders' candidacy.

"She worked very hard to rig the system so that Hillary got it," Trump said of Wasserman Schultz. "Little did she know that China, Russia, one of our many many friends came in and hacked the hell out of us."

Trump also lit into Clinton's pick of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, calling him a "political hack" in his own backyard.

"Tim Kaine stands for the exact opposite of all of the Bernie Sanders people," Trump said. "Again, bad judgement."

The New York businessman also criticized Kaine's record leading Virginia during his time as governor.

Pence sought to fire up the crowd in this battleground state before Trump's remarks, drawing particularly loud applause when he said that, "Donald Trump knows that the war on coal must be brought to an end."

The event comes just days after the conclusion of the Republican National Convention.