President Donald Trump knocked Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia for voting against the GOP tax reform bill, just a few minutes into his remarks in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
“I thought he would be helpful because he talks,” Trump said of Manchin. “But he votes against everything. And he voted against our tax cuts.”
Trump also pointed to Manchin’s opposition to the Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare and said Manchin “does other things we don’t like.”
But the biggest moment of the night came when President Trump decided to throw out his prepared speech — literally.
He started off by saying, “This would have been my remarks. It would have taken about two minutes … but to hell with it.”
At that moment Trump threw his prepared remarks into the crowd which cheered in amusement.
Trump continued by saying that while he was reading over the first paragraph that the remarks were boring and he wanted to “tell it like it is.”
Trump: "This would have been my remarks. It would have taken about two minutes .. but to hell with it" pic.twitter.com/495P1KpZe7
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) April 5, 2018
It’s always more impressive to speak on your own. Anyone can read off of a paper.
Trump also pointed out that the state’s voters will soon “get a chance to get a senator” who will support his agenda.
Similar to an Ohio event last week, the roundtable he is holding in West Virginia is billed as an official White House event — not a campaign event.
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