WASHINGTON ― Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he thinks President Donald Trump has been successful during his first 100 days. But he really, really wishes Trump would stop with the early morning tweetstorms.
Trump has not been able to make much progress on any of his top campaign promises, including repealing the Affordable Care Act or building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
But McConnell said that Trump’s military actions abroad and his support of the GOP’s push to repeal some Obama administration regulations are examples of the president’s early successes.
“I think the president is doing just fine with what he is promoting,” McConnell told reporters on Capitol Hill.
“I like the congressional review actions. I like the strike in Syria. I like the bunker buster bomb in Afghanistan,” he said, referring in the case of Afghanistan to the Massive Ordinance Air Blast bomb dropped on Islamic State caves. “I like the more assertive foreign policy.”
But even in his brief summation of Trump’s 100-day start, the Kentucky legislator felt compelled to mention the tweeter-in-chief’s social media practices.
“As I’ve said repeatedly, I’m not a big fan of the president’s tweeting habits,” McConnell said before downplaying the importance of those 140-character broadsides.
“If you focus on what he’s actually doing, I think he’s doing exactly the right thing for the country,” McConnell said.