Manchin Reveals He Regrets Clinton Support, Could Back Trump in 2020

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said in an interview published Wednesday that he regrets backing Hillary Clinton in 2016, and hinted that he could back President Trump’s re-election in 2020 -- as he looks to fend off a Republican challenger in November.

Fox News reports Manchin told Politico that he urged Clinton in 2016 not to travel to his state of West Virginia after she said she planned “to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”

He now says it was a mistake to continue to endorse Clinton, but she made promises to help his state if elected.

Machin also hinted that he could cross party lines in 2020 and back President Trump’s re-election, saying “If his policies are best, I’ll be right there.”

Corrie O'Connor

On-Air & Up next

See the Full Program Guide