Senate Majority Leader is no fan of Donald Trump. This is no secret… but apparently he's surprisingly fond of Mrs. Clinton.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has reservations about the candidate at the top the 2016 Republican ticket: Donald Trump.
McConnell made headlines earlier this week for declining to say whether Trump is qualified for the presidency.
In an interview with Washington, D.C. bureau reporter Geoff Bennett, McConnell said Trump is not yet a credible presidential candidate.
Sen. Mitch McConnell: “Trump clearly needs to change, in my opinion, to win the general election. What I’ve said to him both publicly and privately: ‘You’re a great entertainer. You turn on audiences. You’re good before a crowd. You have a lot of Twitter followers. That worked fine for you in the primaries. But now that you are in the general, people are looking for a level of seriousness that is typically conveyed by having a prepared text and Teleprompter and staying on message.' So my hope is that he is beginning to pivot and become what I would call a more serious and credible candidate for the highest office in the land.”
Geoff Bennett: “At the moment, though, I hear you saying he does not meet that threshold of credibility?”
McConnell: “He’s getting closer. Getting closer.”
During the interview, the Kentucky Republican complimented his former Senate colleague — now Trump’s Democratic opponent — Hillary Clinton.
Geoff Bennett: What was your working relationship like with Hillary Clinton when she was in the Senate?
Sen. Mitch McConnell: Fine. Yeah. She’s an intelligent and capable person, no question about it.
So Trump is not credible, but Clinton is “intelligent and capable?” If he has any “reservations” it seems as if he's still leaning in a particular way… toward Hillary.