Trump Slams Blumenthal as 'Phony Vietnam Con Artist'

In a series of tweets Monday President Trump ticked off a number of factors that he said have ‘‘driven the Trump base even closer together

President Donald Trump fired off a series of tweets Monday morning that took aim at Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), calling him "a phony Vietnam con artist" on Twitter after the senator appeared on television. He told stories about his Vietnam battles and....

"He cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness like a child", Trump continued.

Trump's comments follow a television interview by Blumenthal, who raised the possibility the president could be indicted in connection with the Russian Federation investigation.

Trump - who dodged Vietnam War service but wages a perpetual battle against objective facts - called the CT lawmaker a "phony Vietnam con artist" and a liar of historic proportions. Blumenthal served in the US Marine Corps Reserve from 1970 to 1976, and was discharged with the rank of sergeant. At the time, Blumenthal told the newspaper that he had "misspoken" about his service.

"The president, meanwhile, also railed against the "#fake news on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, NYTIMES & WAPO".

Trump was referencing a 2010 controversy over Blumenthal's military service.




Trump's counterpoint about Blumenthal's military record meanwhile stems from a New York Times report seven years ago that undercut claims the then-attorney general mad about his service during the Vietnam war.

This wouldn't be the first time President Trump used the Vietnam War to criticize a political opponent.

President Donald Trump is discussing North Korea with his secretary of state.

Trump's history with Vietnam is similar to that of Blumenthal's.

Working hard from New Jersey while White House goes through long planned renovation. He's expected to travel into NY next week for meetings. He later said he misspoke and meant to say that he was in the Marine Reserve during the Vietnam conflict.

Blumenthal responded to the president's tweets by saying that bullying won't work and that "no one is above the law". "I believe when the history of this era is written, the heroes will be the free press and the independent judiciary who have upheld the rule of law against threats by the Trump administration".

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