Senator Blumenthal Appears on CNN, Immediately Draws Trump’s Twitter Wrath


President Donald Trump was up early tweeting Monday morning — railing against the media and ongoing Russia investigation — before turning his ire towards Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

In a series of tweets, Trump bashed the Democratic senator as a “phony Vietnam con artist”:

In a previous tweet posted Monday morning, Trump had said he was “[working] hard from New Jersey” — but it looks like he was watching CNN, where Blumenthal had appeared just minutes before to speak about the investigation into the president’s campaign ties to Russia.

Watch Blumenthal’s interview on New Day above.

In the hit, CNN’s Brianna Keilar asked the senator about the administration’s war on leaks, as well as escalating tensions with North Korea, before moving on to the Russia probe.

“The impanelment of the grand jury shows that Bob Mueller is pursuing this potential wrongdoing by the Russians, the attack on our democracy, seriously and diligently,” Blumenthal said, before noting the “potential collusion by the Trump campaign and then obstruction of justice.”

“That investigation must be pursued.”

Trump’s tweets about Blumenthal’s service are in reference to comments the senator made in 2010 that caused some controversy. Blumenthal said in a speech that he had “served in Vietnam” — though he really served in the Marine reserves at that time stationed in Washington D.C. and Connecticut. Blumenthal later apologized, stating “I served during the Vietnam era.”

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