“2017 was the best year for conservatives in the 30 years that I’ve been here…And a lot of people were shocked because we didn’t know what we were getting with Donald Trump.” –Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY)

Wow! After one year of wrangling with Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on immigration, health care, and tax cuts, the results are in, and after one year, it’s pretty clear that Trump is leaving even his most vocal critics speechless. There is no question Donald Trump is blazing a path where no other Republicans have dared to go, and in doing so, has shined a light on the failures of the Democrat Party, who for decades have promised to help, but have left the forgotten man and woman behind, with no hope of ever becoming self-sufficient again, or of having the opportunity to someday achieve the American dream.

When FOX News’ Dana Perino sat down with Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell to ask him what he thought of President Trump’s first year in office, he couldn’t seem to wipe the smile off his face.

Sitting down with Dana Perino on “The Daily Briefing,” McConnell (R-Ky.) said many Republicans weren’t sure what to expect from Trump after the election, but he was pleased with the results in 2017.

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“2017 was the best year for conservatives in the 30 years that I’ve been here. The best year on all fronts. And a lot of people were shocked because we didn’t know what we were getting with Donald Trump,” he said, noting that Trump was doing fundraisers for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer just three or four years ago.

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McConnell said Democrats made an “incredible miscalculation” when they unanimously opposed tax cuts.

“They thought the tax bill would be for us what ObamaCare was for them politically. Totally different subject,” said McConnell.

He also highlighted the importance of a record number of federal judges being confirmed in the past year.


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