Joe Manchin Believes Donald Trump Could Win, Aims to Revitalize the GOP

Senator Manchin voices concerns on political and global issues

by Zain ul Abedin
Joe Manchin Believes Donald Trump Could Win, Aims to Revitalize the GOP
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Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, in a recent interview with Fox News, emphasized that former President Donald Trump has a tangible chance of reclaiming the presidency in the upcoming 2024 elections. As primary elections approached in West Virginia, Manchin, who decided not to seek re-election, voiced concerns over the polarized nature of current American politics and the necessity for reform within both major political parties.

During his conversation with "One Nation" host Brian Kilmeade, Manchin, who often distances himself from typical Washington politics, described his constituents as pragmatic and hardworking, valuing freedom and self-reliance over governmental interference.

He criticized both the Republican and Democratic parties for straying from their foundational principles, advocating for a return to grandeur for the GOP and a resurgence of responsibility within the Democratic ranks. "The parties have gone so extreme, and somehow we've got to bring the Grand Old Party - make it grand again - and make the Democrat Party responsible again," Manchin explained.

He lamented the current political discourse in Washington, which he feels does not reflect the daily realities of American citizens.

Manchin on Global Security

In addition to domestic issues, Manchin also discussed national security and the global implications of U.S.

policies. He expressed his concerns directly to President Biden, urging caution and a return to the selfless ethos embodied by former President John Kennedy's famous call to action: "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." The senator also touched on the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, condemning the misinformation that, according to him, has skewed public perception and support towards Hamas, which he categorically defines as a terrorist organization.

Reflecting on his experiences during the Vietnam War era, Manchin drew parallels between the protests of the past, which he viewed as aimed at improving the nation, versus current demonstrations that he believes threaten the foundational values of the United States.

In a personal anecdote underscoring the challenges faced by humanitarian efforts in conflict zones, Manchin recounted a conversation with Cindy McCain, widow of late Senator John McCain. She shared a distressing incident where 30 trucks filled with food aid were hijacked, a situation that highlights the complex dynamics of providing aid in such regions.

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