Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellElection agency limps into 2020 cycle The Hill's Morning Report - Will Joe Biden's unifying strategy work? Dems charge ahead on immigration MORE (R-Ky.) early Sunday did not answer directly when asked if he thinks presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey MORE is qualified to be president, saying the “American people” will decide.

McConnell said on ABC’s “This Week” that although Trump has “made a number of mistakes” in recent weeks, his campaign is “beginning to right the ship.”


“It's a long time until November,” McConnell said when asked about poll numbers that show a majority of Americans don’t think Trump is qualified to be president.

“And the burden, obviously, will be on him to convince people that he can handle this job,” he added.

McConnell said recent changes to the Trump campaign are a “good step in the right direction.”

“He's beginning to use a prepared script more often, which I think is absolutely appropriate for any candidate, whether you're a longtime politician like [presumptive Democratic presidential nominee] Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Former senators launching effort to help Dems win rural votes Biden's announcement was a general election message, says political analyst MORE or whether you're new to the game like Donald Trump,” he added.

When pressed on whether he thinks Trump is qualified, McConnell said he will “leave that to the American people to decide.”

“You know, he won the Republican nomination fair and square. 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,” he said.

“The American people will be able to make that decision in the fall.”