Skip to comments.Blumenthal Hits Back at Trump for 'Nonsense' Personal Attacks About His Military Service
Posted on 10/03/2018 3:29:16 PM PDT by jazusamo
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On Monday, President Trump defended Brett Kavanaugh in part by tearing apart the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He had particularly choice words for Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who claimed that placing Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court would forever be a "stain" on the institution. He has also stated that Trump's prior reluctance to call an FBI probe into the allegations against the nominee was "tantamount to a cover-up." So, Trump took that as an opportunity to zing Blumenthal this week for fabricating his military service back in 2010.
In a campaign speech Monday, Trump gave Blumenthal a new infamous nickname, "Da Nang Blumenthal."
"You have the great Vietnam War hero - who didn't go to Vietnam - [Sen. Richard] Blumenthal," Trump said . "How about Blumenthal? We call him 'Da Nang Blumenthal.'"
Blumenthal said the president is spewing "nonsense."
Snopes had different facts , noting that the claim Blumenthal misrepresented his military service was "mostly true."
Back in 2010, when Blumenthal was running for the Senate, he told a group of veterans he had served in Vietnam.
We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam, Blumenthal said. And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it Afghanistan or Iraq we owe our military men and women unconditional support.
Those remarks became pretty awkward after The New York Times obtained Blumenthal's Selective Service Record. The document showed he received five separate draft deferments while a college student and then, when those deferments ran out, secured a spot in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, which was not in Vietnam.
The Times exposed the misleading statement in a piece entitled, "Richard Blumenthal's Words on Vietnam Service Differ from History."
The senator later admitted he had "misspoken."
Trump noted it was more than just a mere misstatement, and it's especially relevant now that he's trying to assassinate Kavanaugh's character.
"For 15 years as the attorney general of Connecticut, he went around telling war stories," Trump told the crowd. "'People dying left and right -- but my platoon marched forward!' He was never in Vietnam. It was a lie. And then he's up there saying, 'We want the truth from Judge Kavanaugh.' And you're getting the truth from Judge Kavanaugh."
He said he's not lying Blumenthal, only misspoken Blumenthal.
That's another lie.
Go at him again. Call a national address. Go at him again.
How ‘bout a polygraph, Dickhead ?
The Dunning-Kruger is strong with this one.
We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam, Blumenthal said”
Blumental lied. That’s not “misspeaking”, that is lying.
God bless Trump for showing no mercy on these lying weasles.
Blumenthal should just keep talking, right up until election day. CT might be a hopeless cause, but the rest of the country might be real scared about having him as part of the majority.
He looks like Michael Jackson, right before the end...
Gawd, what a despicable creep this Blumenthal is. These same demoncrats who went on a rampage against Dan Quayle because he served in the Indiana National Guard (then kind of forgot about Bill Clinton), then went on another rampage against GWB for serving in the Texas National Guard. These rats are disgusting, hypocritical, un-American. I’m sick and tired of them. I just called my senator DEMANDING that this nonsense stop and that they vote for Kavanaugh. I thank God that democrats are such idiots and are helping energize republicans. Vote Nov 6! Like your country depends on it! (it does)
Go jump in the Mekong Delta you putz.
I love the way Trump fearlessly stomps these vermin.
And there’s NOTHING they can do about it because they’re already giving 100% to their effort to destroy / deflect him.
How can you tell if this POS Senator is lying? HIS LIPS ARE MOVING!
Yep, if it weren’t for double standards the RATs would have no standards at all, they’re a sickening bunch.
Democraps never ever never never ever ever lie or blow things a million zillion trillion out of proportion!
I hope he spent all day racking his pea brain over this...at least he didn’t spend the day working deals to enrich himself at our expense.
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If he was a republican the MSM would have run him out of town years ago, because there is no doubt he lied for years. He still claims he didn’t lie, simply because he knows the MSM will cover for him...
I served from 66-69 making me a Vietnam Era Veteran. I would never presume to call myself a Vietnam Veteran.
The son-of-a-bitch is no good.
Snopes the left leaning ‘Fact Checkers’ tried hard to clear Blumenthal going back 15 years but failed. He said he been in Vietnam a lot more than once. Such a complete weasel, met his wife when she was 16...he was 30... He married big money..the old perv,,,,
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