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McConnell: Donald Trump ‘Doesn’t Know a Lot About the Issues’

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Oh the hypocrisy! "My party has chosen an ignorant racist as its candidate, I know it, but I will still support him"

McConnell: Donald Trump ‘Doesn’t Know a Lot About the Issues’

The Senate GOP leader says he is still “comfortable” with Trump at the top of the ticket but doesn’t rule out rescinding his support. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that Donald Trump needs to pick an experienced running mate because “he doesn't know a lot about the issues” and strongly urged him to change course on his rhetoric.
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“He needs someone highly experienced and very knowledgeable because it's pretty obvious he doesn't know a lot about the issues,” McConnell said. “You see that in the debates in which he's participated. It's why I have argued to him publicly and privately that he ought to use a script more often—there is nothing wrong with having prepared texts.”

The Kentucky Republican's frustration with Trump has been clear, especially this week after Trump's tarring of Judge Gonzalo Curiel as biased against him because the Indiana-born former prosecutor is “Mexican.” Still, McConnell said he remains “comfortable” backing Trump.

Mr Trump's bloviating appears to have upset a few people. 4-in-10 GOP insiders want to derail Trump at the convention
 

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Hopefully this is not news to anyone, I would never expect a builder to be a DC policy wonk.
 

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Hopefully this is not news to anyone, I would never expect a builder to be a DC policy wonk.

War In Iraq, Overthrow Gaddafhi, Arm Radical terrorists in Syria, Free Trade will create American jobs, trickle down...

He can't be any worse than the so called policy wonks.
 

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War In Iraq, Overthrow Gaddafhi, Arm Radical terrorists in Syria, Free Trade will create American jobs, trickle down...

He can't be any worse than the so called policy wonks.

And then to there is always the Carter example........the results of a peanut farmer playing policy wonk sucked.
 

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McConnell, Boehnor, Ryan, and those whut kept them in office are the reasons for the popularity of Trump.
 

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McConnell, Boehnor, Ryan, and those whut kept them in office are the reasons for the popularity of Trump.

And their lack of understanding of where the people are accounted for them not taking Trump seriously, which helped a great deal in him getting the nomination, so ya, they sound like losers whining.
 

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McConnell is a terrible loser, just terrible. let me tell you, Trump has a great, fantastic amount of knowledge about the issues.
 

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Hopefully this is not news to anyone, I would never expect a builder to be a DC policy wonk.

You admit your candidate doesn't know jack. And yet you still will vote for him.

Hilarious.
 

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McConnell is a terrible loser, just terrible. let me tell you, Trump has a great, fantastic amount of knowledge about the issues.

Oh FFS. Make some **** up.
 

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Oh FFS. Make some **** up.

Trump knows more about the issues than everyone. his knowledge base on the issues is fantastic, and he is going to make everything terrific, let me tell you. his opponents are biased, terrible people, and if they win, it will be fantastically terrible and horrible. not to mention, he has African Americans, and Mexicans all the way to the tip of Brazil support him.
 

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War In Iraq, Overthrow Gaddafhi, Arm Radical terrorists in Syria, Free Trade will create American jobs, trickle down...

He can't be any worse than the so called policy wonks.

Your logic seems to be, after hearing of experienced doctors who lost patients, you want someone to operate on you with no experience at all.

Not only does Trump know nothing about the issues he would be expected to govern, he has demonstrated that he doesn't even want to learn about the issues. That, coupled with volatile demeanor, makes him unqualified in my mind.

On the topic, what I find unnerving is people like Chris Christie who said, 'Trump isn't qualified to be President,' now backing him. Well Chris, were you lying then or lying now? John McCain couldn't be broken by the North Vietnamese but is now sucking up to the guy who questioned his hero status.
 
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It is pretty obvious to me that McConnell doesn't know very much about the issues either. The republican party has been a door mat under his leadership.

Trump is only a by product generated by the display of arrogance by the John McCain's and Mitch McConnell's of the Republican party leadership.
 

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Your logic seems to be, after hearing of experienced doctors who lost patients, you want someone to operate on you with no experience at all.

No that's not similar. Politics is not like being a doctor.
 
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