Sen. Joe Manchin said he has a better relationship with President Donald Trump than he ever did with President Barack Obama, according to a profile in Politico.
The West Virginia Democrat told Politico that he has talked with Trump more during his administration than he talked with Obama during his entire eight years in office.
“I can call Donald Trump now, and he’ll probably pick up. He picks up his phone. If you’ve got his number, he’ll talk to you. Damnedest thing I ever seen in my life,” Manchin said.
The senator said Trump called him without notice over Thanksgiving weekend to tell him he looked forward to working with him. “Just called me out of the clear blue sky,” Manchin told Politico.