President Trump took to Twitter this afternoon to revisit one of his favorite whipping boys, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), publicly accusing him of having stolen valor and lied about his service during the Vietnam War in a series of bizarre tweets that quickly set social media abuzz.
….left and right, he then woke up from his dream screaming that HE LIED. Next time I go to Vietnam I will ask “the Dick” to travel with me!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2018
The president was likely watching Blumenthal on cable news discussing the stunning memos released by the Southern District of New York and the Special Counsel’s office last night which indicate that president committed at least one and likely multiple felonies.
If you're trying to figure out this particular bit of batshittery, Dick Blumenthal does not seem to have been mentioned on Fox News or Fox Business, but MSNBC did air a clip of him during the noon hour.
Left, MSNBC, 12:03 pm
Right, Trump, 1:58 pm pic.twitter.com/rvYmbtkA9w
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) December 8, 2018
Blumenthal, who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee, received five deferments to avoid fighting in Vietnam and later served in the Marines, but never saw combat. Blumenthal did misrepresent his military service to voters later on and apologized for it.
But seeing as Donald Trump also received five deferments to dodge the draft and instead spent his time carousing with models, even bragging that the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection was “his personal Vietnam,” he doesn’t have any room to stand on when it comes to shaming others for their avoidance of military service.
The fact that Trump was literally on his way to the Army-Navy football game is just the icing on the cake of mind-melting insanity.
Trump can hurl all the insults he likes, but that’s not going to save him when the Special Counsel starts handing down indictments.