June 10, 2016

WHAT HE KNOWS IS JUST WRONG:

McConnell: Donald Trump 'Doesn't Know a Lot About the Issues' : The Senate GOP leader says he is still "comfortable" with Trump at the top of the ticket but doesn't rule out rescinding his support. (Betsy Fischer, Tammy Haddad,  Steven T. Dennis, June 10, 2016, Bloomberg)

In an extraordinarily frank interview with Bloomberg Politics' Masters in Politics podcast, McConnell, who is on a book tour touting his autobiography The Long Game, also expressed broader concerns about the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

"He needs someone highly experienced and very knowledgeable because it's pretty obvious he doesn't know a lot about the issues," McConnell said.  [...]

But his attacks on ethnic groups and fellow Republicans need to end, the lawmaker said.

"I object to a whole series of things that he's said--vehemently object to them. I think all of that needs to stop. Both the shots at people he defeated in the primary and these attacks on various ethnic groups in the country." [...]

McConnell pointed to his wife, former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, as the kind of voter Republicans need to appeal to.

"She's a first-generation immigrant who came here at age 8 not speaking a word of English--a woman on top of it--an accomplished woman on top of it," he said. "Those are the kind of women voters that Republicans need to appeal to. Minorities, women."

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