Joe Manchin Says Dems Questioning Trump’s Win Are Giving Putin What He Wants

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin went after fellow Democrats who questioned the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump’s election victory, arguing that doing so only helps the Russians undermine the U.S. political system.

“All of this discord we see going on between congressmen not attending, people basically saying he’s not legitimate, basically then the Russians have accomplished what they tried to accomplish,” Manchin told CNN Monday morning.

Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis told NBC News’s Chuck Todd Friday he did not see Trump as a “legitimate” president.

“I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people, but it’s going to be very difficult,” said Lewis, a famous civil rights icon. “I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president.”

“I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected and they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton,” Lewis said.

Trump shot back at Lewis on Twitter Saturday.

Democrats were up in arms over Trump’s response, but Manchin did not join fellow Democrats in criticizing Trump or questioning the results of the election.

“I just think it’s wrong and it’s hurtful for the United State of America,” said Manchin, who was reportedly under consideration by Trump for energy secretary.

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    JayPee

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    I agree with Sen. Manchin.
    The discord, venomous hate, and John Lewis’ racism are playing into the hands of USA’s enemies and worrying the few friends the USA still has.

    You can’t expect democrats to be smart.
    If intelligence reigned universally, the current version of the democrat party would not exist.

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    Amber

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    Is there a better time to take advantage of a country than when it has an internal civil war ? Sen . Manchin makes sense.The disappointing thing is the” United ”
    is being divided by race baiters and activists trying to wreck the USA economy
    or those who ‘s preferred candidate choked . The Democrat bag-men blew over a $Billion dollars and lost badly . Not surprising they are angry . Angry enough to forget what “United ” States really means .
    Trump won with” Make America Great Again ” . Not .. If We Lose We Take Our Ball Home .
    The easiest money ever saved will be the $$ hundreds of billions wasted while pretending to control the earth thermostat . The global warming con- game is over
    except for the criminal changes forthcoming to the fraud architects and data fudgers . Ripping off tax payers by over a $$trillion dollars doesn’t come with
    a Get Out Of Jail Free Card .

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