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Minutes After Saying He’s ‘Working Hard’ At Private Golf Club, Trump Calls Sen. ‘A Phony Vietnam Con Artist’

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Minutes After Saying He’s ‘Working Hard’ At Private Golf Club, Trump Calls Sen. ‘A Phony Vietnam Con Artist’





Just minutes after claiming he was “working hard” from his private golf club in New Jersey, President Trump launched a Twitter attack against Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) over his appearance on CNN, accusing him of being “a phony Vietnam con artist” and claiming that “never in U.S. history has anyone lied or defrauded voters” like him.

“Interesting to watch Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut talking about hoax Russian collusion when he was a phony Vietnam con artist!” Trump tweeted on Monday.

Trump added that “never in U.S. history has anyone lied or defrauded voters” like the Connecticut Democrat.

“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?” the president tweeted.

During Blumenthal’s interview on CNN’s “New Day,” the senator praised the press, saying he thinks when the “history of this era is written, the heroes will be the free press and the independent judiciary.”



The Hill adds:

Trump referenced a controversy in which Blumenthal said he misspoke about his military service. Blumenthal held a press conference during his 2010 Senate campaign to clarify that when he had said he served “in” the Vietnam War, he meant to say he served “during” the war, as a reservist and not overseas.

Trump has in the past targeted Blumenthal. The president called earlier this year for Blumenthal to face an investigation over the 2010 campaign controversy.

Last week, the White House acknowledged that President Donald Trump told two lies to the American people.

Trump’s first lie came when he claimed at a Cabinet meeting on Monday that the President of Mexico had called him recently to compliment his immigration policy. Said Trump: “Even the President of Mexico called me. Their southern border, they said very few people are coming because they know they’re not going to get to our border, which is the ultimate compliment.”

His second lie came last week in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, where Trump boasted: “I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted in her daily press briefing Wednesday that neither of those phone calls actually took place.

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