Sen. Joe Manchin on Wednesday said he would not vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders in a general election contest against incumbent President Donald Trump, just days after the airing of an interview in which Sanders told\u0026nbsp;CNBC\u0026#039;s John Harwood that working-class voters in states like Manchin\u0026#039;s West Virginia would support progressive policies like Medicare for All and a higher minimum wage.\u0022It wouldn\u0026#039;t be Bernie,\u0022 Manchin, a Democrat, told Fox News host Neil Cavuto when asked if he would vote for the Republican Trump over Sanders in a hypothetical matchup.\u0022Let\u0026#039;s just say I\u0026#039;m going to make decisions based on what\u0026#039;s best for my country and my state,\u0022 Manchin added when pressed on whether he would cast a vote for Trump.Joe Manchin says he “absolutely will not” support Bernie Sanders’ agenda, says he won’t vote for him vs. Trump, and refuses to rule out voting for Trump pic.twitter.com/7YIds0bI5j— Ibrahim (@ibrahimpols) October 31, 2019Manchin also told\u0026nbsp;Fox\u0026nbsp;that he would vote against the Sanders agenda, calling it \u0022not practical where I come from.\u0022Linda Sarsour, an activist and prominent Sanders backer, took to Twitter to point out that Manchin has no motivation to support Sanders\u0026#039; policies \u0022because Joe Manchin will be fine under any administration.\u0022\u0022No one is ever gonna be stripping white men of any rights,\u0022 said Sarsour. \u0022He doesn\u0026#039;t give a damn about the most marginalized and struggling people in America.\u0022The West Virginia senator\u0026#039;s comments came in response to questions from Cavuto about remarks Sanders made in his Tuesday interview where the Vermont senator, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said it was \u0022damn right\u0022 that Manchin and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) would vote for his agenda. Sanders told Harwood that as president, he would go to the home states of recalcitrant senators to ask constituents to pressure the holdouts.\u0026nbsp;\u0022Your average politician sits around and he or she thinks, \u0026#039;Let’s see—if I do this, I\u0026#039;m going to have the big money interests putting 30-second ads against me,\u0026#039;\u0022 said Sanders. \u0022But now, they\u0026#039;re going to have to think, \u0026#039;If I don\u0026#039;t support an agenda that works for working people, I\u0026#039;m going to have President Sanders coming to my state and rallying working-class people.\u0026#039;\u0022\u0022Damn right they will.\u0022 I love @BernieSanders\u0026#039; response — and his wink — when asked to explain how a Sanders administration will get establishment Democrats to implement his agenda pic.twitter.com/zzilzsPW2Y— Eric Blanc (@_ericblanc) October 29, 2019Activist Jordan Uhl on Tuesday\u0026nbsp;questioned the premise of Harwood\u0026#039;s question, saying that the\u0026nbsp;CNBC host \u0022doesn\u0026#039;t quite understand the political makeup of West Virginia.\u0022\u0022He asks if Joe Manchin of West Virginia would vote for Sanders\u0026#039; policies if elected,\u0022 Uhl said. \u0022Every single county in West Virginia went Sanders in the 2016 primary.\u0022Justice Democrats communications director Waleed Shahid made the same point Thursday, calling Manchin\u0026#039;s comments \u0022pretty disrespectful to Democratic voters.\u0022Manchin’s move seems pretty disrespectful to Democratic voters. pic.twitter.com/j6sH2LV4c5— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) October 31, 2019Reaction to Manchin\u0026#039;s comments from Democratic leaders was largely muted, leading\u0026nbsp;Young Turks\u0026nbsp;reporter Emma Vigeland to wonder\u0026nbsp;if centrist Democrats would call out the West Virginia senator.\u0026nbsp;\u0022Where\u0026#039;s the \u0026#039;Bernie\u0026#039;s not a Democrat\u0026#039; crowd on this?\u0022 asked Vigeland wondered.Daily Beast\u0026nbsp;politics reporter Sam Stein opined\u0026nbsp;that if the situation were reversed, the anger of centrist Democrats would likely be explosive.\u0022Just imagine the anger directed at the Bernie camp if a lawmaker supporting him (or even a prominent support of his) said they wouldn\u0026#039;t support for the centrist Dem candidate against Trump,\u0022 tweeted Stein.