President Donald Trump describes his summer break from Washington as a working vacation, and he's definitely not giving his twitter fingers a holiday.
It wasn't the first time Mr Trump had raised the issue of Senator Blumenthal and Vietnam. "Never in USA history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Sen".
Trump, who apparently was watching Blumenthal on CNN Monday morning, called the Connecticut Democrat a "phony Vietnam con artist!"
Trump also claimed that Blumenthal "told stories about his Vietnam battles and conquests".
Trump went on to say that Blumenthal "defrauded voters" and "cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness like a child". 'Now he judges collusion?', questioned the President. Though he suggested he fought in Vietnam, Blumenthal actually took several deferments and served in the Marine Corps Reserve without leaving the US.
Blumenthal tweeted that the president's "bullying" won't be effective.
On Saturday, Blumenthal accused Trump's campaign of collusion with Russian Federation in the 2016 U.S. election, by accepting "financial payouts straight out of their playbook sabotaging democracies", calling on the Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate the allegations. Like most Trump Twitter attacks, this attack was likely sparked by comments made by the Senator regarding the President's behavior on CNN this morning.
I don't think the U.S. president should launch personal attacks on U.S. Senators via Twitter.
A reporter at the press conference Monday asked if they were, in fact, slurs, as Blumenthal has admitted representing his service record.
Trump's tweets attacking Sen.
"No one is above the law", he added. And it is not the first time Blumenthal's military record has come under scrutiny, either. "And these bullying tweets reinforce for me the need for a piece of legislation that I am helping to lead with [Senator] Thom Tillis and others, bipartisan coalition, to prevent firing of the special counsel Robert Mueller, who [Trump] has also sought to intimidate". Before that, he served as the Attorney General of CT for 20 years beginning in 1991.
Minutes later he was back on the attack, denouncing frequent Trump target Democratic Sen.
On Monday, Trump also continued lashing out at "fake media" outlets, including the New York Times, CNN, and the Washington Post for reporting on the Russian Federation scandal rather than on his administration's successes.
He later apologized for misrepresenting his service, saying he regretted saying he'd served "in" Vietnam instead of "during" Vietnam.