Manchin Dismisses Trump Naming Him ‘Joe Munchkin’: ‘Do You Think Names Bother Me?’

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said he’s not bothered by President Donald Trump’s attacks on him for his vote to convict the president on two articles of impeachment.

Over the weekend, Trump sent several tweets attacking the West Virginia senator for his vote on the articles of impeachment, calling him “Senator Joe Munchkin” in a Sunday morning tweet, and appearing to insult Manchin’s intelligence in other tweets.

In a Monday interview on MSNBC, Manchin said he wasn’t bothered by the attacks, and instead suggested that they make the president look immature.

“Do you think names bother me? Do I look like I’m small and fragile? Names don’t bother me. And the president knows he can’t get to me that way. I’m not going to retaliate. The people want a matured adult, and that’s what the president should be. That’s who we want as our president.”

Watch Manchin’s interview below:

“I want him to succeed. This is not personal with me. I mean, he can call me all the names he wants to. It makes him look like an immature adult, and I hope he rises above that,” he added.

Additionally, Manchin said that he is “still friends with everybody” and willing to work with Republicans to pass legislation.

Manchin was one of three Democratic senators who were seen as potential swing votes during the impeachment trial. But all three senators voted to find Trump guilty of the abuse of power and obstruction of Congress charges.

Trump also lashed out at Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who was the sole Republican senator to vote to convict the president on either article of impeachment. 


  1. Better be careful there, Mr Munchkin!! A strange thing happened while your buddies Obama et al were in charge: Your State turned from deep blue to deep red! Funny how people will react when their livelihoods are threatened.

    You know, I hear a lot of dinosaur fossils are found in that WV coal. I’m pretty sure you may end up a dinosaur fossil yourself.

    1. Joe Manchin, who IS actually the 6 foot 3 inches tall Trump CLAIMS to be, was re-elected in 2018 to a 6 yr term. Are you counting on West Virginians not noticing Trump did not deliver on making “Coal King Again” in 2024? Since I live 10 minutes from the West Va border, I think I know West Virginians. My husband was the sales director for the company’s 6 locations in West Virginia. They loved Senator Byrd and they love Joe Manchin. Like YOU, West Virginians can pretend Mexico is paying for the wall, the tax cuts paid for themselves, and China is paying the Trump import tariffs. They can NOT pretend more coal mines have not closed and declared bankruptcy during Trump’s time in office. BTW, Manchin is 72 and won a special election in 2010. WHAT makes you think Manchin even plans to run again in 2024?

  2. Joe, being called names means nothing, especially when one considers the sources. (being called I Ching by the Genital is a sideways compliment, no matter how racist and wrong it is. I suspect he knows nothing about what the I Ching means)

    What should matter to Joe is how his voters are going to view his vote.

    1. Since you understand name calling, please explain how Trump calling someone taller than he “Munchkin” makes a lick of sense. HOW do you know how West Virginians are going to view his vote? Total speculation on your part unless you have spoken with a plurality of West Virginian voters. HOW many have you spoken with?

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