Manchin's cooperation with Trump has angered progressive groups. Some groups have begun petitioning for a more progressive candidate to challenge Manchin in the 2018 primary.
Weasel Zippers "Manchin and his constituents didn’t fit any of Obama’s agendas, so they were ignored.
"Via Free Beacon:
Sen. Joe Manchin (D.,W.Va.) said that he has had more personal time with President Donald Trump than he ever did with former President Barack Obama.
Manchin said that in the first two months of the Trump administration, he has talked with Trump more than he did with Obama in eight years, according to a Politico profile of the senator.
“I’ve had more personal time with Trump in two months than I had with [Barack] Obama in eight years,” Manchin said.