Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) praised former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday – the day after the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued its final report. “She’s an intelligent and capable person, no question about it,” McConnell told Time Warner Cable News, adding that he had worked well with her in the Senate and would be able to work with her as president.
McConnell subsequently told Breitbart News that “when it all comes down to it, Donald Trump just doesn’t know how to read that darn teleprompter. He’s just too thickheaded. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love the guy, but I just don’t think he’d be a good president. And if you can’t read a simple teleprompter, in addition to the fact that you say that’s faaaaantastic’ every 20 seconds, I’m sorry, but you simply don’t fit into the Republican Party’s notion of an eligible President of the United States.”
The Senate Majority Leader also added that he is “painfully aware of the scandal Hillary Clinton has gotten herself into after the Benghazi incident,” but that that “will not and cannot affect his or anybody else’s opinion of her, especially not if you plan on voting in November.” “Because, that’s just not how things work in politics. Everybody has skeletons in their closet, some are just way better at hiding them from the public than others.” But eventually, according to him, “it all comes blasting out.”
“Let me say it clearly – Donald Trump as the President of the United States would do more damage to this country than George Bush, Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and Joseph Stalin combined,” McConnell argued. “And I don’t even mean that in a negative way. It’s just that, politics is way different than corporate business. Here it’s not about selling things and flashing your money everywhere you go. It’s not about neon signs and poker. Politics is about reputation, diplomacy and, occasionally, preemptive nuclear strikes. But very rarely. Mostly it’s about sucking up to people you can’t stand to be around and shaking hands with people who you’re not even sure have running water in their countries. Don’t ask me how I know that.”
He continued, “What separates Hillary Clinton from the bunch, other than the obvious fact that she’s a woman, is also her extensive experience she obtained when she served as the First Lady. Sure, times are different, but so is she. And there’s no substitute for experience.” The Senate Majority leader also added, “Besides, if she messes up again like in Benghazi, we’ll be able to chalk it up to the fact that she’s a woman in a man’s game. Personally, I’d love to see Vladimir Putin try to resist her as he’s done with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Though, Hillary’s way hotter, if you don’t mind me noticing.”