Trump attacks 'con artist' Democratic senator, saying he 'begged for forgiveness like a child' after lying about Vietnam




 



President Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets on Monday morning attacking Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal's credibility minutes after the Democrat criticized the president and his administration on CNN.

"Interesting to watch Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut talking about hoax Russian collusion when he was a phony Vietnam con artist!" 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.

Trump's tweets came immediately after the senator's cable news interview, in which he accused the administration of "politicizing" the Department of Justice and argued that the investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia "must be pursued."

(President Donald Trump at the White House.AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

"Never in U.S. history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal," Trump continued. "He told stories about his Vietnam battles and conquests, how brave he was, and it was all a lie. He cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness like a child. Now he judges collusion?"

This is not the first time the president has attacked the senator. In February, Trump accused Blumenthal of misrepresenting remarks that Neil Gorsuch, then a nominee for the Supreme Court, made to the senator concerning Trump's attempts to delegitimize a federal judge. Trump retaliated against Blumenthal on Twitter, bringing up his "major lie" about his military record.

In May, Trump attacked Blumenthal again after the senator criticized his decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey. Repeating his attacks, Trump accused Blumenthal of devising "one of the greatest military frauds in U.S. history" and argued the senator "should be investigated for his acts."

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  • Jude Cocuzzo
    (2017-08-07 15:31:09Z)

    The one acting like a child is the one sending out tweets against every person or even "State" (like NH). Very embarrassing to have such ignorance as Our President!

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  • shoppingmallnut
    (2017-08-07 17:14:47Z)

    Well if anyone should know about anyone being a lair, it has to be trump, every time trump opens his mouth it is followed with lies, so much he even begins to believe this himself....Look who is calling the kettle black! LOL So how many years did trump serve in the Military...0 dad gave him money to get rid of him and put him in West Poi9nt only to fail there also.Yup, what a joke!

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  • Katjac05
    (2017-08-07 18:22:14Z)

    OMGOSH!!!! This White House administration has more drama the a reality tv show.

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