Trump ramps up attacks on "puppet" Joe Manchin over impeachment vote

“Can’t say I mind the fact that the great people of West Virginia are furious at their puppet Democrat Senator, Joe Manchin,” Trump tweeted. “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.”

In a subsequent tweet, Trump compared Manchin to Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), the only Republican to break with the party and vote convict the president of abuse of power. Trump also claimed that he was responsible for a recent spending package that included funding for thousands of coal miners’ pensions and healthcare, stating that “Manchin couldn’t do it.”