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

Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinStakes high for Collins in coronavirus relief standoff The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Surgeon General stresses need to invest much more in public health infrastructure, during and after COVID-19; Fauci hopeful vaccine could be deployed in December Congress headed toward unemployment showdown MORE (D-W.Va.) on Monday said he will still aim to work with President TrumpDonald John TrumpMulvaney: 'We've overreacted a little bit' to coronavirus Former CBS News president: Most major cable news outlets 'unrelentingly liberal' in 'fear and loathing' of Trump An old man like me should be made more vulnerable to death by COVID-19 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 RomneyTrump, GOP go all-in on anti-China strategy Senate panel approves Trump nominee under investigation Pelosi, Democrats press case for mail-in voting amid Trump attacks 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.”