McConnell is just sleazy enough to earn the label of unAmericanism (his refusal to entertain Obama's Garland nomination was exceptionally appalling, even for the Senate majority leader and modern Republicanism), but he's also smart enough to know that Trump never profits his partners. Unlike Paul Ryan, who seems to be afflicted by chronic pixilation, McConnell understands, with immense solemnity, that Donald Trump is a disease — a potentially contagious one. And so he stays away. That doesn't make me like McConnell, but it is cause for some respect. The more that McConnell avoids Trump, the smarter I know he is.