Democrat senator says he will back Trump over a candidate like Bernie Sanders
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said he would not back Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a 2020 presidential match-up against President Trump.I can't see him back any of the front runners in the race for the Democrat nomination. They are all hostile to the major industry of his state.
Manchin told Fox News he would “absolutely not” support Sanders’ agenda, calling it “not practical where I come from.”
When Fox News’s Neil Cavuto asked whom Manchin would vote for if the Vermont progressive ended up becoming the Democratic presidential nominee, Manchin responded, "Well, it wouldn’t be Bernie.”
Cavuto then pressed the West Virginia senator on if he’d vote for Trump.
Manchin declined to offer a specific response, stating: “Let’s just say I’m going to make decisions based on what’s best for my country and my state.”
Manchin represents a state that Trump won in the 2016 race for the White House by 40 percentage points.