President Trump once again went on the attack against Sen. Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut senator. He tweeted a message on Monday regarding his lying about former military service during the Vietnam War.
“How does Da Nang Dick (Blumenthal) serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee when he defrauded the American people about his so called War Hero status in Vietnam, only to later admit, with tears pouring down his face, that he was never in Vietnam,” Trump tweeted. “An embarrassment to our Country!”
The Connecticut senator was the target of huge backlash for suggesting as early as 2008 that he served in combat in Vietnam while he was in the United States marine Corps Reserve. But according to the records, he was granted at least five military deferments during his time in the armed services. He apparently on a number of occasions took steps that enabled him to dodge actually going to war.
Blumenthal initially left the false reports of his service in Vietnam uncorrected, he ultimately issued a correction and apology in 2010.
Trump has gave the senator the nickname “Da Nang” Dick to Blumenthal in October after the Connecticut senator challenged the integrity of Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings to the Supreme Court.
“Watched Da Nang Dick Blumenthal on television spewing facts almost as accurate as his bravery in Vietnam (which he never saw). As the bullets whizzed by Da Nang Dicks [sic] head, as he was saving soldiers,” Trump tweeted again in December. “….left and right, he then woke up from his dream screaming that HE LIED. Next time I go to Vietnam I will ask “the Dick” to travel with me!”
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Credit: Daily Caller