Published: Thu, August 10, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

I don't know why Trump is obsessed with me — Blumenthal

I don't know why Trump is obsessed with me — Blumenthal

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced the legislation Thursday with Sen.

A bill aimed at curbing fraud and abuse of seniors is awaiting President Donald Trump's signature. Blumenthal really have a leg to stand on in this fight. Trump ripped Blumenthal for falsely claiming to have served in Vietnam, calling the senator "a phony Vietnam con artist!".

Indeed, Blumenthal was forced to apologize in 2010 for saying he had served in Vietnam, when in fact he served in the Marine Corps Reserves during the period and was not deployed overseas. Blumenthal soon apologized and handily defeated McMahon. The New York Times detailed efforts by some Republicans looking ahead to 2020, including Vice President Mike Pence.

The impetus for Trump's tweets could have been the fact that Blumenthal appeared on CNN and called Trump's Russian Federation investigation one that "must be pursued", according to Kaitlan Collins, a CNN White House correspondent.

"Watching Senator Richard Blumenthal speak of Comey is a joke", Trump tweeted on May 10, a day after firing Comey. Trump had recently attacked a "so-called judge" for blocking his travel ban.

As reported by Bloomberg, President Trump's Twitter lashing against Blumenthal came in the wake of Blumenthal expressing concern over the manner in which the Justice Department was going after those who have leaked information regarding the Trump administration. "I think is very important to protect and safeguard the independence and integrity of that investigation", Blumenthal said.

"They are slurs. I will not be distracted or bullied by them".

Blumenthal is one of the most liberal senators in Congress and often appears on television to criticize Trump's policies.

'Never in U.S.history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal.

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Why has Trump targeted Blumenthal?

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Trump was referring to a 2010 controversy over Blumenthal's military service. He said Mr Mueller's investigation must be pursued.

Trump has attacked Blumenthal on the same issue on past occasions.

As far as Blumenthal, he's using the attacks to help raise funds for his re-election campaign in 2020.

Blumenthal appeared on CNN for a second time on Monday, just minutes after Trump's afternoon tweet, and argued that the attacks are a distraction from the Russian Federation investigation and issues of national security.

Blumenthal responded in much the same way he did three months ago. "No one is above the law", Blumenthal tweeted.

Trump also has clashed with Blumenthal's in-laws over a high-profile Manhattan real estate deal.

Blumenthal was married in 1982 and has four children. Trump argued that Malkin and the building manager let it fall into disrepair, violating the leases. In the end, Malkin bought out Trump's interest in the iconic building.

"I have made mistakes and I am sorry", he said in a statement.

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