Joe Manchin might be a red state Democrat who likes to vote with the Republicans when it’s not going to affect the outcome, but Manchin did his patriotic duty by voting to convict and remove Donald Trump when it counted. Now Trump has decided that Manchin is his enemy, and he wants revenge. The thing is, Manchin isn’t hesitating to fire back – and it’s prompted Trump to go completely off the deep end.
It all started Trump unleashed on Joe Manchin on Saturday: “Can’t say I mind the fact that the great people of West Virginia are furious at their puppet Democrat Senator, Joe Manchin. They will never forget his phony vote on the Impeachment Hoax. All he had to do is read the Transcripts, sadly, which he wouldn’t understand anyway. But, just like the people of West Virginia will no longer look at weak & pathetic Joe Manchin the same (I got the Pension Bill approved, Manchin couldn’t do it), the wonderful people of Utah will never look at “grandstander” Mitt Romney with anything but contempt & disgust!”
To be clear, there’s no evidence that any of this is actually happening, outside of Trump’s imagination. But Manchin isn’t taking it lying down. He fired back at Trump: “Pres. Trump – no Democrat has worked harder in a bipartisan way in the hopes that you would succeed. The people of WV know exactly who has worked day & night for the last 5 years to secure their healthcare & pensions & it wasn’t you. I’ve read the transcripts thoroughly & listened to the witnesses under oath. Where I come from a person accused defends themselves with witnesses and evidence.”
Today, Trump fired by referring to Joe Manchin as “Joe Munchkin.” It couldn’t be much more obvious that Donald Trump is focused on petty revenge, rather than trying to win in 2020. The Resistance simply needs to work hard and work smart in order to beat him.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report