Trump takes aim at Blumenthal in series of tweets

President Donald Trump laced into Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal for his Vietnam war'lies after Blumenthal brought up'potential collusion with Russia

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.

Reacting to Blumenthal's allegations of collusion between the Trump camp and Russia, President Trump today unleashed a new tirade against the CT senator. "Never in US history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Sen".

Trump's tweets came just minutes after Blumenthal lambasted the White House on CNN. "He told stories about his Vietnam battles and...." he wrote in a second tweet.

Trump's comments follow a television interview by Blumenthal, who raised the possibility the president could be indicted in connection with the Russian Federation investigation.

Blumenthal also expressed concerns over the Trump Administration's promised crackdown on leaks, accusing the White House of "weaponizing" the law for its political benefit.

Trump called the Russian Federation story a "hoax" and accused the senator of lying and being a "phony Vietnam con artist". Blumenthal's story was later clarified, showing that he actually served in the Marine Corps Reserve in the 1970s, around the same time of the war.

"The president, meanwhile, also railed against the "#fake news on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, NYTIMES & WAPO".

Trump also tweets that he is "working hard" from his private golf club in central New Jersey, while the White House heating and cooling system is repaired, and plans to head to NY next week for "more meetings".

Although officially on a 17-day vacation in his New Jersey golf club, Trump still found time to attack Blumenthal, calling him a liar for statements he made in 2010 about his military service during the Vietnam War.

The deferment was one of five Mr. Trump received during Vietnam.

Trump told The New York Times in August 2016 that the bone spurs he suffered from at age 22 were only "temporary", and a "minor" ailment. Judging from Blumenthal's comments, it appears that at least one Senator believes that's what he's trying to accomplish. "This issue isn't about me - it's about the Special Counsel's independence and integrity".

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