WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's interview with The Associated Press (all times local):
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Republicans considering challenging President Donald Trump in 2020 that it would be "a waste of time."
The Kentucky Republican told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that that it would be "very, very difficult to unseat the president in the primary."
Republicans, such as retiring Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, are considering challenging Trump in 2020.
McConnell said that "would be a waste of time frankly. But the people who would be likely to challenge the president would not be coming to me for advice."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's not his job to police President Donald Trump's Twitter habits or his divisive rhetoric at campaign rallies and elsewhere.
In an interview with The Associated Press, the Kentucky Republican cited the Trump administration's "extraordinary" success with the GOP-controlled Congress — including a growing economy, two new Supreme Court justices and congressional action to cut regulations and taxes.
McConnell said he "generally" declines reporters' requests for him to critique "on a daily basis" the president's broadsides of political opponents and the FBI, along with Trump's most incendiary comments about women, immigrants and other groups of Amer...