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While polling showed President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night was overwhelmingly approved by viewers, few Democrat representatives gave an inch in showcasing their support for even highly bipartisan issues mentioned by Trump, because, of course, they were mentioned by Trump, and #Resist. Or something.

Aside from Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), there were only a handful of Democrats who stood up to applaud the president during the speech. And the Democrats who did dare to show support for Trump, like Manchin, were not received well by their fellow Democrats.

Speaking to high school students at West Virginia’s Webster County High School on Wednesday, Manchin revealed that he could hear boos behind him when he stood up to applaud the president, though he was unsure if they were directed at him or Trump, and could “feel the daggers,” especially when he had the gall to applaud Trump’s call to end gruesome late-term abortion.

The most “controversial thing I applauded,” said Manchin, according to The Washington Examiner, were pro-life statements. “Well, there’s just no way that I could ever. I mean how anybody could support late-term abortions?”

“There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days,” President Trump said during the address. “Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments from birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the Governor of Virginia where he stated he would execute a baby after birth. To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb. Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life.”

“Late-term abortions, my goodness. It would have to be a dire medical situation,” continued Manchin, adding that full-term abortion bills supported by prominent Democrats are “just totally unconscionable to me.”

Addressing a photo of Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez staring down the senator for standing and applauding Trump’s pro-life remarks, Manchin said, “My goodness. Well, I could hear the boos a little bit, you know, I didn’t know if the boos were for the president or for me standing, I wasn’t sure. But I could sure feel the daggers.”

Manchin also revealed that Trump personally thanked him for standing and applauding bipartisan actions he expressed on Tuesday night.

“I said, ‘Mr. President, I’ve always stated that I know my state well and that it’s something that my state and I represent the people of my state, I’m going to stand up and be respectful. When I thought the things that you were saying resonated with something I might believe in but definitely my state supports, I’m gonna be there and show the courtesy and manners that I think that I was raised with,'” the senator revealed.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) was another Democrat to dance to the beat of her own drum at moments during the State of the Union. When president Trump announced the passing of the Right to Try Act, which allows for the gravely ill to try experimental drugs, Sinema stood up and enthusiastically applauded. The bill, notably, got its start in Arizona.

The reaction from fellow Democrats to Sinema was seemingly just as unpleasant as their reaction to Manchin standing:

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12 Comments

  1. Kenneth Hecker

    February 12, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Senator Manchin is an honest man who often agrees with the Republicans, and the President. I have to say I was surprised that he won reelection in West Virginia, considering that honesty. I was very glad he prevailed.

    • Kenneth Hecker

      February 12, 2019 at 8:38 am

      I should add that I’m not surprised that AOC was angered by Sen. Manchin’s actions. She doesn’t have an original idea in her head, and has received so much adulation that she’ll say and do whatever her handlers demand. I’m also sure she expects to run for President in the near future. Just like Beto, she thinks she’s the darling of the Dems – not that that will do her any good.

    • Michael McCallion Sr.

      February 12, 2019 at 8:49 pm

      Puppets on a string; especially those wearing the democrat party of America White Clothes of The Klan.

  2. BWH

    February 12, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Maybe Manchin should move to Independent and caucus with the GOP. The Democrat Party has no room for anyone with even slight pro-life views. Because we must all remember a couple beliefs of leftists: They are all for diversity as long as everyone is just them and for freedom of speech as long as everything said is what according to their beliefs. And don’t dare cross them, your very existence may be at stake.

  3. Elliott

    February 12, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    JOE move to the GOP your the only one who knows what is right in your heart and not scare to show it

  4. Tim Woolsey

    February 12, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Notice when Sinema stands up and claps, the bitch beside her stands up and tells her to “watch your ass”. Isn’t that a threat?

  5. r

    February 12, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    want to THANK YOU Joe for the support you gave the President at the State of the Union address– Many thanks –your party has turned into a group of HATEFUL bitches

  6. Carol

    February 12, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Thank you Mr Manchin for standing up. You are for the American people not the Dem. Washington Trump haters. Please vote old Nancy out.

  7. Al

    February 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Pelosi controls all of the wimpy demonRATS. It’s disgusting to watch those men wimped-out and letting her control them. Peelosi keeps the black caucus on the plantation. They’re so whipped; they’re scared to death of her.

  8. Joseph Kempski

    February 12, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    He knows whats right and admits it, more than that tued Pelosi does.

  9. Jim Self

    February 12, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Pelosi turned out to have a drinking problem. She looks and sounds like maybe something like that is wrong.

    • Carol

      February 13, 2019 at 2:20 am

      It has been said that Nancy has Alzheimer. But old women will not step down.

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