Who Is Richard Blumenthal? Trump Blasts Him On Twitter

Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut brought up potential'collusion in an interview Monday

Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut brought up potential'collusion in an interview Monday

I don't like watching fake news, he said in February - Trump made clear he tuned in for Blumenthal's interview by tweeting out a string of attacks against the senator that hit his Twitter account less than 15 minutes after it ended.

On Monday morning, Trump tweeted about Sen.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2017Never in U.S.history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal. Repeating his attacks, Trump accused Blumenthal of devising "one of the greatest military frauds in US history" and argued the senator "should be investigated for his acts". He told stories about his Vietnam battles and....

"I'm very concerned that the Department of Justice is weaponizing these laws for its personal and political ends, and specifically for the White House's purposes", he said. Trump retaliated against Blumenthal on Twitter, bringing up his "major lie" about his military record. Counting at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970, the Times called out the manner in which Blumenthal talks about Vietnam as "misleading". Blumenthal said Gorsuch, who was confirmed to the Supreme Court, had told him that he found the president's attacks on the judiciary "disheartening" and "demoralizing".

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

U.S. President Donald Trump salutes the Marine Guard as he leaves the White House to participate in the commissioning ceremony for the USS Gerald R. Ford, the latest U.S. Navy supercarrier, in Washington, D.C., on July 22.

Trump has gone after Blumenthal about his Vietnam statements in the past. "I take full responsibility, but I will not allow anyone to take a few misplaced words and impugn my record of military service", said Blumenthal in CT newspaper The Day at the time.

Blumenthal and Trump share a dishonorable history with Vietnam service.

President Trump attacks Sen.

The controversy Trump is referring to - and has mentioned now on multiple occasions - dates to Blumenthal's 2010 Senate campaign against Republican Linda McMahon, now a member of Trump's cabinet.

"Mr. President: Your bullying hasn't worked before and it won't work now".

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