Trump savages Richard Blumenthal on Twitter

Saul Bowman
August 10, 2017

Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he will not be thrown off from talking about legislation created to insulate Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller by what he called "slurs" being hurled at him on Twitter by President Donald Trump.

It is interesting to see Senator Richard Blumenthal of CT talking about the false Russian conspiracy when he was an artist of deceit in the Vietnam issue, said Trump on the legislator, who today made critical declarations of the Government to CNN network.

Trump has gone after Blumenthal before, in February the president attacked Blumenthal about his Vietnam controversy after the senator revealed that Trump's Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, called the president's attacks on the federal judiciary disheartening.

"He told stories about his Vietnam battles and conquests, how courageous he was, and it was all a lie". When he talked about Vietnam, Trump said his conquests and bravery were all fabrications and he cried, begging for forgiveness like a baby.

Like most Trump Twitter attacks, this attack was likely sparked by comments made by the Senator regarding the President's behavior on CNN this morning. Blumenthal once said he served "in" the Vietnam War, but later admitted he had only served "during" the war as a reservist.

The tweets came shortly after the Democratic senator appeared on CNN, where he spoke about the ongoing investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election.

President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen.


Later Monday afternoon, Trump added a fourth tweet - once again challenging Blumenthal's honesty.

Despite his reputation as a robust athlete - proficient at football, tennis, squash and golf - Trump obtained five medical deferments to avoid serving in the Vietnam War. "No one is above the law".

Just two hours later, according to the same AP story, Trump told the crowd gathered at a rally that he wasn't ready to change."I just don't know if I want to do it yet", Trump said.

The president then turned his Twitter attention to the national polls, showing his sinking numbers. He was in the Marine Corps Reserves for six years in the U.S. "I have no idea what's in the president's head, but I can tell you I'm determined not to be distracted".

The measure would create a three-judge panel to review the president's decisions regarding the special counsel.

In a series of tweets, Trump tweeted that it was "interesting" to watch Connecticut Sen.

"The Malkins and Trump were very much rivals over the Empire State building", said Peter Slatin, a specialist in the NY commercial real estate market. "No one is above the law", Blumenthal said Monday.

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