President Donald Trump revived his attacks against Sen.
President Donald Trump's latest Tweetstorm was a hypocritical rant early Monday morning targeting Sen. Richard Blumenthal Monday on Twitter for lying about serving in Vietnam, calling him a "phony Vietnam con artist".
Richard Blumenthal on Twitter, criticizing Connecticut's senior senator Monday morning for passing judgment on the Russian collusion investigation and claiming that Blumenthal had little right to do so because of a previous controversy. The senator had appeared on CNN that morning, discussing the Justice Department's crackdown on leaks, the sanctions on North Korea and what he called "potential collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. He told stories about his Vietnam battles and.conquests, how fearless he was, and it was all a lie, ' Trump wrote in a series of attacks.
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2017.conquests, how courageous he was, and it was all a lie. "Now he judges collusion?"
Transcripts of President Trump's calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia leaked last week.
"Your bullying hasn't worked before and it won't work now".
Blumenthal says he was moved to craft the law by the plight of Connecticut World War II veteran and purple heart recipient Robert Matava who was defrauded by his own son. No one is above the law.
Mr Blumenthal had held a press conference apologising for his mistake, adding that he served as a reserve soldier during the war but not overseas as he had originally implied.
The two exchanged barbs over the firing of ex-FBI director James Comey back in May. Trump tweeted that Blumenthal "was a phony Vietnam con artist". "For years, as a pol in Connecticut, Blumenthal would talk of his great bravery and conquests in Vietnam - except he was never there".
President Donald Trump plans to spend some time in New York City while he takes a break from Washington. Trump wrote just before 8 a.m., referring to reporting in 2010 that Blumenthal repeatedly either stated or implied that he served in Vietnam, when in fact he obtained five military deferments and ultimately served in the reserves, never going overseas.
The first of these, in 1968, said the 6-foot-2 Trump had bone spurs in his heels.