President Donald Trump was hoping Joe Manchin, one of the most conservative Democrats in the U.S. Senate, would vote in his favor during the impeachment trial that ultimately ended in his acquittal.
Unfortunately for the President, despite his moderate tendencies, Manchin couldn't ignore the mountain of evidence against the President and ended up voting for his conviction. In retaliation, Trump lashed out at Manchin on Twitter, calling him a munchkin.
But Manchin can dish it out as well as he can take it.
When asked about the insult by Jake Tapper, Manchin responded:
"I am a little taller than him. He's got me about 30 pounds on weight."
Joe Manchin to CNN on Trump calling him "Munchkin" -- “He’s confused on that because I am bigger than him. He's got… https://t.co/lwF1naIgDE— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1581371547.0
Manchin went on to comment on the President's behavior to the New York Times.
"The people of America and the people of West Virginia want some adults in the room."
“I expect — every American and myself would like my president and our president to act like a responsible adult, an… https://t.co/hJRtBdBmn0— POLITICO (@POLITICO) 1581360906.0
"He called me a munchkin, and I think the definition of munchkin is small. I'm bigger than him. He's much heavier t… https://t.co/MFejq1BHyl— Anderson Cooper 360° (@Anderson Cooper 360°) 1581386041.0
On Twitter, it was pretty clear who came out on top of the exchange.
“Joe Munchkin” probably isn’t the smartest nickname after this pic came out @realDonaldTrump. #OrangeFace https://t.co/PPS1lQqWv4— Bleeding Heart Liberal Marine (@Bleeding Heart Liberal Marine) 1581267417.0
There is something funny about "Joe Munchkin.” But it’s not what Trump thinks it is. In 2016, Trump won West Virgi… https://t.co/GmiIcrCoFh— TheValuesVoter (@TheValuesVoter) 1581270727.0
It didn't take anyone long to figure out where the childish insult had originated.
I knew who tweeted Joe Munchkin before I even looked at the trend. 😂— The🐰FOO (@The🐰FOO) 1581267849.0
Yes, "Joe Munchkin" is trending for the exact reason you think. An illiterate moron is in charge of our nuclear we… https://t.co/h2eup0njDq— ⚖Angie Siegel💛🐝 (@⚖Angie Siegel💛🐝) 1581268268.0
Maybe it'd be nice if the President spent his time helping America instead of shooting lame jokes out on Twitter.
trumpers thinking "Joe Munchkin" is funny or clever?? it maybe would be a little funny if Manchin was really short.… https://t.co/z0yIVq8izD— cheryl 🌺 l🌊🌺🌊🌺🌊🕊️ (@cheryl 🌺 l🌊🌺🌊🌺🌊🕊️) 1581266857.0
Lol. Joe Manchin's message to Donald Trump: Grow up. https://t.co/qREWPdY3rJ— Covie (@Covie) 1581359290.0
It seems Joe Manchin won't be cowing to Trump's will anytime soon.