McConnell on Trump: 'I like what he’s doing’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellAlabama election has GOP racing against the clock McConnell PAC demands Moore return its money Klobuchar taking over Franken's sexual assault bill 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.

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“There’s no question Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump Right way and wrong way Five things to know about the elephant trophies controversy MORE is a different kind of president,” he said. "He’s now comparing himself to Andrew Jackson.”

“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 Diane Rodham ClintonO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Pelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill 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.