Friday, February 17, 2017
McConnell Says Trump Going Off-Message Is Making
t The Weekly Standard by Fred Barnes --
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says President Trump's approval rating would be "10 to 15 points higher if he allowed himself to stay on message."
In an interview today, McConnell said he likes "what the president is doing," citing deregulation efforts, his Supreme Court nominee, and Cabinet picks. But "what he's saying makes everything harder." His tweets and comments often make it "harder to achieve what you want to achieve."
Trump also creates a "theater aspect" when he speaks out on personal and non-substantive matters, McConnell said. This produces distractions "on a daily basis."
McConnell doesn't object to the fact that Trump tweets.