Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHouse to act on debt ceiling next week White House warns GOP of serious consequences on debt ceiling Lindsey Graham: Police need 'to take a firm line' with Sept. 18 rally attendees MORE (R-Ky.) says he would like to see "a more thoughtful" and "scripted" version of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

"Do I agree with a lot of things Trump says? No. But I know one thing for sure, he will go in a different direction [compared to Democrats]," McConnell said Wednesday on CNBC's "Squawk Box."
 
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Trump's off-the-cuff remarks in media appearances and speeches have irked some Republicans, who say he should focus on more specifics heading into the general election.
 
McConnell said he ran into Trump in the green room at the National Rifle Association convention last month. He said the billionaire read from a script but told him, "I hate scripts, they're boring."
 
"Put me down for boring, I'm in the boring caucus," McConnell responded.
 
The senator acknowledged that the scripted part of the speech "was boring," but insisted he wanted to see a pivot toward "a more scripted candidate."
 
"Trump, whether you like him or not, won it," McConnell said, adding he wasn't interested in "lecturing" voters. "I think he's earned the nomination."
 
McConnell has been doing a round of media interviews to promote his new memoir. He reiterated to Yahoo News on Tuesday his opposition to Trump's rhetoric on Muslims, saying, "I don't like it at all."