Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has done little to hide his distaste for his own party’s presidential nominee, but McConnell is now claiming that Trump is not credible candidate while at the same time complimenting Hillary Clinton.
Here is the transcript of a recent interview McConnell did with NY1:
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.”
Bennett: “At the moment, though, I hear you saying he does not meet that threshold of credibility?”
McConnell: “He’s getting closer. Getting closer.”
McConnell, however, called Democrat Hillary Clinton “intelligent and capable” in the interview but said he hopes Republicans win the White House this fall.
Mitch McConnell really wants Republicans to win the White House, which is why he is trashing Trump and praising Hillary Clinton as intelligent and capable. The message that McConnell was sending was that he believes that Trump was not intelligent enough and capable enough to serve as President Of The United States.
It is almost July. Donald Trump will be accepting the Republican nomination in a few weeks. If he is not yet an intelligent and capable candidate, he never will be.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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