Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says, “I’ll leave that to the American people to decide” if Donald Trump is qualified or not to be president of the United States.
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, McConnell was asked by George Stephanopoulos if Trump is “qualified” to be president of the United States, to which he replied, “I think there’s no question that he’s made a number of mistakes over the last few weeks. I think they’re beginning to right the ship.” (RELATED: Lewandowski Out As Trump Campaign Manager)
“It’s a long time until November,” McConnell added. “And the burden, obviously, will be on him to convince people that he can handle this job.”
“And I think a good step in the right direction was the changes he made in the campaign,” McConnell said. “He’s beginning to use a prepared script more often, which I think is absolutely appropriate for any candidate, whether you’re a long-time politician like Hillary Clinton or whether you’re new to the game like Donald Trump.”
“I didn’t hear you say whether you thought he was qualified,” Stephanopoulos replied.
“Look, I’ll leave that to the American people to decide. You know, he won the Republican nomination fair and square,” McConnell replied, “He got more votes than anybody else against a whole lot of well qualified candidates. And so our primary voters have made their decision as to who they want to be the nominee.”
“The American people will be able to make that decision in the fall,” McConnell said.
Last Monday, Trump parted ways with his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.