He’s not with her?
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told CNN Tuesday that Democrats need a presidential candidate in 2020 who is a “realist and centrist,” adding that his state, which voted for Trump in 2016, won’t accept “extremes.”
CNN’s Jim Sciutto then brought up Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who kicked off her 2020 campaign in earnest with a swing through Iowa over the weekend.
“Elizabeth would have a hard time in West Virginia, she really would,” Manchin said. “But she’s welcome to come down. Maybe she can change her positions. These are all my friends. I’ve worked with everybody, from the right to the left, I’m able to work with everybody. But I want them to see the real world, to see real West Virginia, to see real rural America, to see people who really get up and work hard and don’t ask for anything.”
Sen. Manchin says Elizabeth Warren would have a tough time in West Virginia pic.twitter.com/9iGr8oXn84
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