Trump Calls Vietnam Veteran ‘Phony Vietnam Con Artist’

Trump Calls Vietnam Veteran ‘Phony Vietnam Con Artist’
11 months ago

When Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) vocally supported the ongoing Russian probe from last year's campaign on CNN, it pushed Trump's buttons. 

“Politicizing the Department of Justice for personal ends, I think, is a disservice to the law, and it’s also potentially a violation of the spirit of the First Amendment," said Blumenthal, regarding his concern for the Department's recent trend of dismissing administration staff who carry potentially ruinous information on Trump. 

In typical knee-jerk fashion, the President took to Twitter to scorch the Senator.

Trump was referring to the 2010 controversy in which Blumenthal claimed, during his Senate campaign, that he served in Vietnam, when in fact, he fulfilled his Marine service in the United States. 

After his statement landed him in hot water, Blumenthal later clarified that he meant to say he served in the Marine Reserve during the Vietnam war.

Although his past impropriety was summoned against him by the President, it didn't stop the Senator from speaking out in response.

Twitter still had Blumenthal's back after being lambasted, and some users lashed out at Trump.

Trump being noticeably absent from serving gave him no right to speak on the subject. 

Blumenthal reminded Trump about the original nature of the conversation.

NBC News reported that while Blumenthal did misspeak on his involvement during Vietnam, there was no evidence to support he actually bragged about his service, as was claimed by Trump about "battles" or "conquests."   

Still, Trump couldn't stop his rant and further tweeted: