It looks like President Trump is on to Joe Manchin’s lame “aw-shucks” routine that he’s been employing ever since Trump beat his friend Hillary Clinton last year. Trump called out Manchin yesterday for all of his empty rhetoric about working in a bipartisan fashion.
From The New York Times:
“Like Joe Manchin,” Mr. Trump said, referring to the Democratic senator from West Virginia. He said Mr. Manchin and other Democrats claimed to be centrists but refused to negotiate on health care or taxes.
“He talks. But he doesn’t do anything. He doesn’t do,” Mr. Trump said. “‘Hey, let’s get together, let’s do bipartisan.’ I say, ‘Good, let’s go.’ Then you don’t hear from him again.”
According to CQ, Manchin has voted with Chuck Schumer 79% of the time since going to Washington. And according to FiveThirtyEight, Manchin has only voted in line with President Trump 54% of the time.