Sen. Joe Manchin: Trump Begged Me To Switch Parties

Mediaite reports:

Sen. Joe Manchin described President Donald Trump’s efforts to court him in a Politico “Off Message” podcast out Tuesday morning — which ranged from trying to sell the Democrat on Obamacare repeal to even attempting to persuade him to switch parties.

Manchin, a Democratic senator in red-state West Virginia, revealed that the president repeatedly pushed him to switch parties and become a Republican during “the transition last year and several times since.”

The West Virginian lawmaker said that he declined Trump’s advances, telling the president: “You need more Democrats like me, you don’t need Republicans.”