Manchin on Trump calling him munchkin: 'It makes him look like an immature adult'

Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinPelosi suggests filibuster supporters 'dishonor' MLK's legacy on voting rights Sanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown Martin Luther King III: Biden, senators need to use same energy to pass voting rights as they did for infrastructure MORE (D-W.Va.) on Monday said he will still aim to work with President TrumpDonald TrumpSanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown Laura Ingraham 'not saying' if she'd support Trump in 2024 The Hill's 12:30 Report: Djokovic may not compete in French Open over vaccine requirement MORE on some items even after the president attacked him with a slew of insults following the senator’s vote to remove him from office. 

“Do you think names bother me?” Manchin said in an appearance on MSNBC. “Do I look like I’m small and fragile? Names don't bother me and the president knows he can't get to me that way.”

Manchin said he is not “going to retaliate” against Trump and called the president’s remarks “immature.” 

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“He can call me all the names he wants to, it makes him look like an immature adult,” Manchin said. “And I hope he rises above that, I really would. I think it's best for our country.”

The moderate Democrat joined the rest of his party last week in voting to convict Trump on House impeachment charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Trump was ultimately acquitted, with all but one Republican, Utah Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt Romney​​Democrats make voting rights push ahead of Senate consideration Sunday shows - Voting rights legislation dominates Clyburn says he 'wholeheartedly' endorses Biden's voting rights remarks MORE, voting against his removal. 

Trump ramped up his attacks on Manchin over the weekend, calling the Democrat a “puppet” on Saturday, and referring to him as “Senator Joe Munchkin” in a subsequent Sunday morning tweet. 

Trump has been attacking Democrats and Romney over their votes against him, as the president continues to decry the process was a “hoax.”