McConnell: ‘Honest’ to say election is about lesser of two evils

Cameron Lancaster


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in an interview this week that it’s an “honest answer” to say that a general election match-up between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton 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.
{mosads}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.
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