Trump says he’ll campaign against Manchin over spending bill

Former President Donald Trump committed to campaigning in West Virginia against Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin over his agreement to a $739 billion spending plan.

Manchin has often served as the lone Democrat to side with conservatives on Senate budgetary bills, but his latest move has Trump ready to vote him out.

The pledge

“What the happened to Manchin and Sinema, what the hell happened, where did this new philosophy come from,” Trump said at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas.

“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,” he added.

“Maybe this speech can stop them, because when Manchin hears me say he’s going to lose West Virginia,” said Trump. “I’ll go down [there] and campaign against him as hard as anybody can.”

Hinting at 2024?

The night also fueled speculation of a comeback bid for the White House by Trump in 2024.

“We’ll be making an announcement in the not too distant future!” he said.

The former president also showed his support for Arizona’s Kari Lake and Michigan’s Tudor Dixon in their bids for governor in their states.

Dixon is fighting to defeat Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a vocal anti-Trump critic and pro-abortion advocate who came under strong criticism over her pandemic restrictions.

The CPAC speech showed Trump is far from done with politics and is under Manchin as his latest target to win support from America’s conservatives.

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