Democrat supporter Sen. Joe Manchin hits back and defended his vote to convict the president on two charges of impeachment as Trump took to Twitter to air his disappointment against the Senator.

In his earlier tweets, Trump mocked Manchin’s incompetence as a lawmaker “…But, just like the people of West Virginia will no longer look at weak & pathetic Joe Manchin the same (I got the Pension Bill approved, Manchin couldn’t do it), the wonderful people of Utah will never look at “grandstander” Mitt Romney with anything but contempt & disgust!” the president wrote.

Manchin replied to the president’s tweet, “Pres. Trump - no Democrat has worked harder in a bipartisan way in the hopes that you would succeed. The people of WV know exactly who has worked day & night for the last 5 years to secure their healthcare & pensions & it wasn’t you.”

Trump also called out the senator for his inability to read transcripts. “They are really mad at Senator Joe Munchkin in West Virginia. He couldn’t understand the Transcripts. Romney could, but didn’t want to!” the president posted.

Manchin fought back and claimed that “I’ve read the transcripts thoroughly & listened to the witnesses under oath. Where I come from a person accused defends themselves with witnesses and evidence.”

In his tweet, the president expressed his disappointment. “I was very surprised & disappointed that Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted against me on the Democrat’s totally partisan Impeachment Hoax. No President has done more for the great people of West Virginia than me (Pensions), and that will….”

The president then added that Manchin was only a “puppet Democrat senator. “Can’t say I mind the fact that the great people of West Virginia are furious at their puppet Democrat Senator, Joe Manchin. They will never forget his phony vote on the Impeachment Hoax. All he had to do is read the Transcripts, sadly, which he wouldn’t understand anyway…..”

Manchin represented the state in which Trump has one of the highest percentage points (40%) in 2016. However, the senator does not hold much credibility either. In fact, he was previously known for voting against his own party during the trial of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018.

Days before Trump’s impeachment trial, Manchin seemed unsure of whether to acquit or convict the president. However, Wednesday’s votes proved that Manchin had finally succumbed to his party’s decision as he cited that the GOP prevented important documents to go through and witnesses from testifying.

Trump was later acquitted from the lack of evidence, and he celebrated with a speech in the White House’s East Wing. During his victory speech, Trump cited the people who had supported him during the entire ordeal and declared that everything was just “bullsh*t.”