One well-known newspaper is tearing President Trump apart for the insane comments he made on Twitter Monday morning. In one very hypocritical rant, Trump took to blasting Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) for recent comments he made concerning the Russian collusion investigation.
Blumenthal told CNN that he felt that a grand jury investigation might turn up serious wrongdoing by the president and his campaign associates during the 2016 election campaign. So Trump tried to shred him to pieces with a series of tweets, but now it all seems to be backfiring on him. Trump called him a “Vietnam con artist.” Then he said:
‘Never in US history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal. He told stories about his Vietnam battles and conquest, how brave he was and it was all a lie.’
As if the three morning tweets weren’t enough, Trump was still tweeting away this afternoon, hoping to get in the last word. He fired off this comment:
I think Senator Blumenthal should take a nice long vacation in Vietnam, where he lied about his service, so he can at least say he was there
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2017
Trump’s tweets were referring to a controversy over Blumenthal’s military service dates back to 2010. According to The Boston Globe:
‘The New York Times reported that although Blumenthal made regular references to having served in Vietnam, he only served stateside in the Marine Reserve and only after receiving five military deferments.’
Blumenthal later issued an apology about this, admitting his mistakes and saying he was sorry. The Boston Globe is now fighting back against the statements made by Trump, a five-time draft dodger which included a deferment for bone spurs in the heel. Joan Vennochi, a columnist for The Globe, writes:
‘Trump’s lack of military service did not stop him from declaring that Senator John McCain, a prisoner of war during Vietnam, was “not a war hero” because “I like people who weren’t captured.” Nor did it stop Trump from attacking the Muslim American parents of a soldier who was killed in Iraq, after they appeared at the Democratic National Convention in July 2016. In an emotional speech, the father, Khizr Khan, offered to lend Trump his copy of the US Constitution and declared: “You have sacrificed nothing and no one.”’
Trump continues to show people who he truly is — someone who won’t stop with the bullying and hypocrisy until he gets exactly what he wants. Vennochi summed it up well by saying:
‘With his latest tweets, Trump displays even more disrespect and disregard for people who have actually served in the military and truly sacrificed. Trump can’t stop himself and no one can stop him. It’s not shocking any more, just depressing.’
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