LEAVE IT TO DONALD TRUMP TO TELL IT LIKE IT IS. YOU CAN BE SURE WHEN YOU HEAR PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEAK THAT HE IS TELLING US WHAT HE REALLY THINKS, WITH NO FILTER … REFRESHING IN AMERICAN POLITICS, IS IT NOT?
President Donald Trump may be on a 17-day vacation, but that’s not going to stop him from using his power on social media to call out Democrats peddling fake news.
Trump slammed Democrat Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Monday after he incompetently suggested on CNN that the president’s administration has “weaponized” the investigations into the leaks of classified information against the Trump White House.
Blumenthal suggested to CNN’s Brianna Keilar that the Trump administration’s determination to identify officials leaking classified information to the media wasn’t smart given it “politicized” the Justice Department.
The Hillary Clinton supporter also suggested that special counselor Robert Mueller may be on to crimes committed during the 2016 presidential election given his decision to impanel a grand jury last week.
“Impaneling the grand jury shows that Bob Mueller is pursuing this potential wrongdoing by the Russians, the attack on our democracy, seriously and diligently — and there is no minimizing or underestimating that attack by the Russians,” Blumenthal said.
“It was purposeful and relentless, and it involved propaganda and hacking into our voting machines or at least an attempt to do it and potential collusion by the Trump campaign and then obstruction of justice. That investigation must be pursued.”
Using his social media prowess to fight back against Blumenthal’s insults, Trump reminded his millions of followers that the Clinton supporter lied about serving in the Vietnam War.
“Interesting to watch Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut talking about hoax Russian collusion when he was a phony Vietnam con artist!” Trump wrote.
Interesting to watch Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut talking about hoax Russian collusion when he was a phony Vietnam con artist!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2017
“Never in U.S.history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal. 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?” Trump said in two additional tweets.
In 2010, The New York Times exposed Blumenthal for lying about serving in the Vietnam War. While Blumenthal served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve between 1970 and 1976, he never went to Vietnam or served in the war. He received five deferments between 1965 and 1970.