McConnell's Long Game: Looking back on his career and the future of the country

07/05/2016 01:11 PM

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has achieved his dream job in Congress, but the road to get there has taken the better part of several decades.

McConnell is looking back on the road to Majority Leader in his memoir ‘The Long Game’ a series of stories about his upbringing, challenges in politics and in the Senate.

Kentucky’s senior Senator sat down with Time Warner Cable News’ Geoff Bennett in Washington D.C. for Pure Politics to talk about the book and what’s next for the United States.

The interview made national news recently as McConnell sharpened his remarks on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

“What I’ve said to him both publicly and privately — You’re a great entertainer, you turn on audiences, and you’re good before a crowd,” McConnell said. “You have a lot of Twitter followers. That worked fine for you in the primaries. But now that you are in the general, people are looking for a level of seriousness that is typically conveyed by having a prepared text and Teleprompter and staying on message.

“So my hope is that he is beginning to pivot and become what I would call a more serious and credible candidate for the highest office in the land.”

McConnell also talked about likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton who he called “an intelligent and capable person, no question about it the possibility.”

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