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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Donald Trump's first year in office has been "a year of substantial accomplishment."

On "The Story" Thursday night, McConnell pointed to the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, the appointment of 12 circuit court judges - the most of any first-year president - and comprehensive tax reform as major achievements.

"We had a lot of incentive to do tax reform. We've wanted to do it for years. We were thrilled that we finally had a president who would sign the bill," McConnell said.

He added that although the Trump administration and the 115th Congress have been criticized for much of the year, he said they should be measured by what they accomplished by the conclusion of their first congressional session.

"Now it has just about ended, and I think it's been a year of substantial accomplishment," McConnell said.

As far as what comes next, McConnell said entitlement reform is possible "if Democrats would support it."

"In order to achieve that, we would probably need to have Democratic support. Just as soon as Democrats indicate they're willing to sign up to do that kind of thing, I'd be excited about tackling it," McConnell said.

He said he's also interested in renewing the ObamaCare repeal-and-replace push, but Republicans need to secure enough votes to proceed with health care reform.

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