Trump attacks Jewish Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Twitter as a liar, baby

Trump attacks Jewish Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Twitter as a liar, baby

The president's latest exchanges with the senator were prompted this week by Blumenthal's advocacy of bipartisan legislation to prevent Attorney General Jeff Sessions from firing Robert Mueller, the Justice Department's special counsel investigating the Trump presidential campaign for connections with Russian Federation.

Trump, who apparently was watching Blumenthal on CNN Monday morning, called the Connecticut Democrat a "phony Vietnam con artist!"

Reacting to Blumenthal's allegations of collusion between the Trump camp and Russia, President Trump today unleashed a new tirade against the CT senator.

"Never in U.S.history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal", Trump wrote on Twitter shortly Blumenthal's appearance. 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.

"I'm very concerned that the Justice Department is weaponizing these laws for its personal and political ends, and specifically for the White House's purposes", Blumenthal said on Monday in reference to the US attorney general's recent crackdown on leaks.

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Trump's tweets appeared to overstate what had happened with Blumenthal.

Trump attacked Blumenthal again in May after the senator criticized his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.

It should be noted that, while harsh and hypocritical, Trump's remarks about Blumenthal are not totally untrue.

Trump himself deferred his military service four times to avoid serving during the Vietnam War, and in 1968 received a medical deferment. "No one is above the law". "We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam", he said as he went on to praise the audience for their support of the Armed Forces. Since the arrival of Kelly, who joined Trump in Bedminster over the weekend, the president has continued to be active on Twitter. Gorsuch later confirmed the Blumenthal account. Share your reactions and tell us what you thought of the president's tweets. He indicated that he meant to say served during Vietnam, not in the conflict itself.

"On a few occasions I have misspoken about my service, and I regret that and I take full responsibility", he said. "No one is above the law", Blumenthal said. "They only reinforce my determination to protect the special counsel, because [Trump] has used the same tactics in seeking to bully and intimidate special counsel Bob Mueller, by drawing red lines, implying conflicts of interest".