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Manchin Hits Back At Trump For Promising To Campaign Against Him Over Spending Bill

The gloves are off between former President Donald Trump and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) as they find themselves in a one-on-one over the Democrat’s recent ‘Tax Hike’ bill.

Former President Donald Trump on Friday pledged to campaign in West Virginia against Manchin because of the Democrat’s $739 billion tax hike and climate change deal.

Trump said that Manchin and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who are both up for reelection in 2024, would pay a heavy political price for agreeing to back the deal after previously withholding their support.

“What happened to Manchin and Sinema, what the hell happened, where did this new philosophy come from?” Trump said. “I think if this deal passes, they will both lose their next election, I do believe that West Virginia and Arizona will not stand for what they did to them.”

“I’ll go down [there] and campaign against him as hard as anybody can,” Trump added.

Manchin wasted no time hitting back dismissing the former President’s comment and even welcomed the attack suggesting Trump’s involvement could even help him win his election.

“He did it in 2018 and it helped me so I got elected then, so maybe he’ll help me again,” Manchin, D-W.Va., said when asked about Trump’s comment by Fox News Digital.

As reported by Fox News Digital, West Virginia is a deep red state and went for Trump by nearly 40 percentage points in the 2020 presidential election. Manchin, as a moderate Democrat, has managed to get elected there several times as governor, secretary of state, and senator.

But Republicans are likely to target Manchin’s seat in 2024, especially in the wake of what they say is a “reckless” spending bill in Democrats’ “Inflation Reduction Act.”

“We’re going to be focused on that seat in 2024,” Senate GOP Conference Chair John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said in a statement this week.

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