McConnell: 'Honest' to say election is about lesser of two evils
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' On The Money: Trump makes a late pitch on the economy | US economy records record GDP gains after historic COVID-19 drop | Pelosi eyes big COVID-19 deal in lame duck Lawmakers say infrastructure efforts are falling victim to deepening partisan divide MORE (R-Ky.) said in an interview this week that it's an "honest answer" to say that a general election match-up between Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout Mnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHarris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden Harris more often the target of online misinformation than Pence: report The Hill's Campaign Report: What the latest polling says about the presidential race | Supreme Court shoots down GOP attempt to block NC mail ballot extension MORE represents picking the lesser of two evils.
 
"We know for sure we have two very, very unpopular candidates. But we have a two-party system in this country. This is a choice. Regardless of who any of us supported earlier, this is the choice," McConnell said in the interview Monday evening on the Texas-based "Wells Report" radio program.
 
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Asked later what he thought of people saying the presidential election is a choice between the lesser of two evils, McConnell responded, "Well it just is, that's an honest answer. This is a choice that many Americans are not happy with, but it is the choice." 
 
The interview was highlighted by BuzzFeed.
 
McConnell argued that between Trump and Clinton, he'll back Trump but said the presumptive GOP nominee should move away from his controversial rhetoric.
 
"Would I like to see him tone things down? You bet," McConnell said, calling for Trump to focus on Democrats.
 
"I think he's got a great chance to win, but I think he's got to change to win," McConnell said.
 
Republicans leaders have for several days denounced Trump for accusing a federal judge of bias because of his Mexican heritage. Trump says Judge Gonzalo Curiel has a conflict of interest presiding over lawsuits against Trump University because of the candidate's call for a border wall with Mexico.