Latest Mostly True Fact-checks on Joe Manchin Joe Manchin stated on March 29, 2019 in a tweet: "19% of WVians rely on SNAP," or food stamps. Joe Manchin stated on April 17, 2019 in a tweet: "Nearly 20 million Americans ... have gained health insurance since (the Affordable Care Act) passed in 2010." Joe Manchin stated on March 18, 2019 in a press release: "It is estimated that more than 20 veterans die by suicide every day." Joe Manchin stated on January 2, 2019 in a tweet: The partial government shutdown in early 2019 affected "18,000 federal employees in West Virginia." Joe Manchin stated on January 8, 2019 in an interview on Bloomberg television: "President Trump has the strongest support percentage-wise in our state than any other state in the nation. He won West Virginia by almost 43 percentage points and he's been carrying close to 60 percent approval." Joe Manchin stated on October 14, 2018 in an op-ed: The United States imports "50 percent of at least 50 mineral commodities each year, including 100 percent of 21 of them." Joe Manchin stated on June 14, 2018 in a campaign ad: "I voted to fund President Trump’s wall." Joe Manchin stated on June 22, 2018 in a tweet: "Pat Morrisey joined a federal lawsuit to allow insurance companies to deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions." Joe Manchin stated on May 9, 2018 in an interview with Hoppy Kercheval: "By 2022, just the interest payment on our debt will be greater than the defense of our country." Joe Manchin stated on June 20, 2013 in an interview on MSNBC: "In 1999, the NRA leadership in Washington, pretty much the same people intact, were for (expanded background checks.)"