President Trump lashed out at Sen. Richard Blumenthal in a tweetstorm early Monday, slamming him as a “phony Vietnam con artist,” after comments the Connecticut Democrat made against the Trump administration on a morning news program.
“Interesting to watch Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut talking about hoax Russian collusion when he was a phony Vietnam con artist!” Trump tweeted Monday morning. “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?"
The president was referring to a controversy that arose during Blumenthal’s 2010 campaign, when he claimed that he served in the Vietnam War.