Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellSchumer blocks one-week stopgap funding bill Overnight Finance: Dems explore lawsuit against Trump | Full-court press for Trump tax plan | Clock ticks down to spending deadline Hundreds of former EPA employees blast Trump on climate change MORE (R-Ky.) says he approves of President Trump’s overall job performance so far.
“He’s different,” McConnell said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe." "But I like what he’s doing. I like the attack on over-regulation. I like the Cabinet appointments.”
McConnell added that Trump represents the “different kind of president” voters wanted in the 2016 presidential election.
“I think it’s a pretty good, a pretty good comparison. That’s how big a change Jackson was from the Virginia and Massachusetts gentlemen who had been president of the United States for the first 40 years.”
Trump campaigned as an outsider candidate in 2016, ultimately defeating Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump on presidency: 'I thought it would be easier' Trump threatens to scrap 'horrible' South Korea trade deal New science-fiction book set in future where Clinton won MORE, the more politically experienced Democratic presidential nominee.
Trump has made cutting federal regulations an early focus of his administration since his Jan. 20 inauguration.
Trump issued an executive order last month stipulating that two regulations must disappear for every one regulation created, although it's not clear how it will be implemented.
A trio of liberal groups sued over the order earlier this month, arguing it exceeds his authority under the Constitution and blocks vital health, safety and environmental protections.
The February lawsuit from the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Communications Workers of America and Public Citizen now seeks to halt the implementation of Trump’s order.