Donald Trump is seen in his office in Trump Tower in Manhattan. (Jennifer S. Altman/For The Washington Post)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently visited Donald Trump at his office, the celebrity real estate mogul told National Review. It was the first time the two men have met.

"I think he’s a terrific guy, and I support him fully,” Trump said. “I think he’s going to do fine."

McConnell (R-Ky.) could face challenges from both right and left in 2014, but he has a huge war chest and has already begun campaigning aggressively.

Trump, meanwhile, has been talking about running for president in 2016. He very publicly flirted with a presidential campaign in 2011 before opting out of the race, amid polling that found broad skepticism among Americans about his experience and values.