President Trump’s governing style may offend the left and the right, but let’s be clear, his populist agenda’s home is somewhere near the middle. It would be wise for politicians to recognize this before it’s too late. Sen. Joe Manchin shouldn’t be standing alone and did the right thing Tuesday night as Daniel Henninger of the WSJ points out here.
There is one other relevant image from the moments after the speech ended: Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin standing—alone—to shake Mr. Trump’s hand.
Last week, progressive activists petitioned Minority Leader Schumer to expel Sen. Manchin from the leadership team as retribution for his vote in favor of Scott Pruitt’s nomination to run the Environmental Protection Agency.
Sen. Manchin should admit reality and move across the aisle to join the Republicans. What do the middle-finger Democrats have in common anymore with West Virginia, which Mr. Trump carried by 42 points?
Read more here.
Here’s the exchange between Manchin and Trump:
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