Trump Can’t Stop Complaining That a Red-State Democrat Voted to Convict Him

The president spent a good portion of his weekend attacking Sen. Joe Manchin.

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His vindictive victory tour showing no signs of winding down, President Donald Trump has spent a good portion of his weekend lashing out on Twitter at Sen. Joe Manchin, a conservative Democrat from deep-red West Virginia, over his vote to remove the president from office last week. The attacks included labeling Manchin “Munchkin,” a Democratic “puppet,” and “weak and pathetic.”

While the anger at Manchin doesn’t come as a surprise—he’s one of several senators Trump has steadily targeted in the wake of his acquittal—it comes as the latest in Trump’s quickly vanishing loyalty for those individuals he newly perceives as enemies. Though Manchin has frequently voted with the president, Trump’s weekend bashing demonstrates all that amounts to nothing if you should dare to cross him. Even if you’re a Democrat.

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Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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