By Nikki Schwab, Senior U.S. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 21:34 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 21:34 BST, 3 May 2021
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said former President Donald Trump 'called me all the time' and said he was ready 'to stay and fight' during the Capitol riot.
In a new interview with USA Today, the West Virginian who's become the Senate's pivotal swing vote, talked about his chummy relationship with Trump, while still holding the ex-president accountable for the events of January 6.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'I didn't know there was that type of fever and pent-up hatred in people he allowed them to unleash,' Manchin said.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said in an interview with USA Today that former President Donald Trump, a Republican, called him all the time. He also said he wanted 'to stay and fight' during the January 6 MAGA riot
Manchin suggested he had gotten accustomed to Trump's rhetoric and didn't realize what a danger is presented until the Capitol riot.
'I heard the Trump rhetoric forever,' he said.
'I got along with Donald Trump. We had a good rapport. He called me all the time. We talked back and forth,' he continued.
Manchin added that Trump 'liked conflicts and he liked that turmoil.'
'And that's fine if you're in business. But for public service, it doesn’t work,' the Democrat continued. 'The whole