- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2017Never in U.S.history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal. Now he judges collusion?'
Besides denying his campaign team had any complicity with Russian Federation during the 2016 elections, Trump highlighted as achievements the stock exchange figures, border security, military force, employment, the naming of a Supreme Court justice, economic enthusiasm, deregulation, all as issues that have united his grassroot support, and pointed that will never change.
It wasn't the first time Mr Trump had raised the issue of Senator Blumenthal and Vietnam.
"I had a doctor give me a letter - a very strong letter on the heels", Trump said.
"I have no idea about what is in his mind", Blumenthal said, asked about the personal nature of Trump's attacks.
If you haven't read the President's tweetstorm this morning, then you may have missed the fact that he viciously attacked Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal. "Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it - Afghanistan or Iraq - we owe our military men and women unconditional support". The Connecticut lawmaker, a Marine Corps reservist during Vietnam, had to apologize for saying he had served in the war. But as a politician, he referred to himself as having "served in Vietnam" or "served during the Vietnam era".
Blumenthal and Trump share a dishonorable history with Vietnam service.
"I have made mistakes and I am sorry", he said in a statement.
"'Richie' devised one of the greatest military frauds in USA history", the May Twitter-storm continued. The New York Times had reported at the time that Blumenthal had received at least five deferments that kept him out of the war.
As noted by politico Kyle Griffin, Trump's claims that he does not have time to watch TV are being refuted. Since the arrival of Kelly, who joined Trump in Bedminster over the weekend, the president has continued to be active on Twitter.
"If I would have gotten a low [draft] number, I would have been drafted".
"It's really not about me", Blumenthal told MSNBC. "But I got a number, I think it was 356". "What I do know about is I will not be distracted by this bullying".
The same morning, Blumenthal pushed back on Twitter where he told Trump, "Your bullying hasn't worked before and it won't work now".
What's not true: There's no evidence that Blumenthal bragged - as Trump claimed in the tweets - about "battles" or "conquests" or cried when the scandal erupted during his Senate bid.