Manchin: This isn't Trump's tax plan

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), speaking with Mike Allen at an Axios event about bipartisanship in Washington, said some Democrats —including him — might vote for President Trump's tax cuts, but that the plan would have to change.

"I don't think this is his tax policy," Manchin said. "He and I were talking and the President said, 'Joe, this is not going to be a tax cut for the rich. People like me.' And I said, 'Mr. President, that is a great place to start.'"

Why it matters: As a red-state Democratic senator, Manchin is a prime candidate to vote with Republicans on tax reform. These comments show he'll insist on changes.