President Donald Trump went full hypocrite again on Monday night when he launched a Twitter attack on Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) by whining that he should not be allowed on the Senate Judiciary Committee because he allegedly lied about his military service during the Vietnam War.
During an appearance on The Rachel Maddow Show, Blumenthal took aim at Donald Trump Jr. and urged that he and many other witnesses be recalled to testify as he was promoting a bipartisan bill to require Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report in the Russia investigation be made public.
“I was in the room when a great many of these witnesses appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee behind closed doors,” he told the MSNBC host. “I think many of them should be called back to testify in public and I hope that will be true of other congressional committees as well, because, behind closed doors, there arose––in my mind very clearly––questions, serious issues concerning their truthfulness and that issue pertained particularly to Donald Trump Jr. in a number of his contentions before our committee. So I think this common thread of lying to Congress and particularly to congressional committees may ensnare a number of other potential targets in the special counsel’s investigation and become a matter of criminal action.”
Trump apparently saw the show because he immediately took to Twitter to lash out at Blumenthal, repeating a distasteful nickname that a playground bully would make up and demanded to know how Blumenthal is allowed on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
How does Da Nang Dick (Blumenthal) serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee when he defrauded the American people about his so called War Hero status in Vietnam, only to later admit, with tears pouring down his face, that he was never in Vietnam. An embarrassment to our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2019
Blumenthal faced allegations that he misrepresented his military service during the Vietnam War, but he forcefully denied that he intentionally misled the public and attributed the mistake to simple use of the wrong words. Instead of using the words “in Vietnam,” he conceded that he should have used the words “during Vietnam.”
Blumenthal did, in fact, serve in the Marine Reserve during the Vietnam War and would have served in Vietnam had his unit been called up. Furthermore, witnesses say he has never specifically claimed to have fought in Vietnam. Blumenthal has also sincerely apologized for the mistake.
Trump, on the other hand, never served a day in the military during the Vietnam War and dodged the draft five times, including the final time when he claimed to have had bone spurs in his foot, a medical issue that may have been faked so he could avoid the war.
So, while Trump is complaining about Blumenthal being on the Senate Judiciary Committee despite unintentionally misrepresenting his service, Trump put the spotlight on himself because how the hell is a draft-dodger the president of the United States? At least Blumenthal wore the uniform.
Twitter users scorched his hypocrisy.
How does Fake Bone Spurs Trump have the audacity to call someone else out on their war record when Trump literally dodged the draft by getting two doctors to write fraudulent notes? This is ridiculous.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 29, 2019
At least when he says something untrue, he apologizes for it. You have told us 8000 lies and you just keep doing it.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) January 29, 2019
Let’s not bring up war records, Bone Spurs.
You’re afraid of stairs.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) January 29, 2019
remind us all again where you served in Vietnam, Generalissimo Bone Spurs. seventy-third chickenhawk battalion, wasn’t it
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) January 29, 2019
A 5X Draft Dodger whose daddy paid off a podiatrist to say he had bone spurs to avoid serving his country tries to badmouth a Vietnam Veteran. No Trump has ever served in the military. A family of cowards and grifters.
— Bruno Amato (@BrunoAmato_1) January 29, 2019
Yes, keep bringing up Vietnam. That’s a real good look for you.
— Jesus Christ (@SonOfGodAndMan) January 29, 2019
Seriously, Trump just can’t stop shooting himself in the foot.
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