President Bone Spurs: Blumenthal should not be on judiciary committee because he didn’t fight in Vietnam War


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.

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.

Seriously, Trump just can’t stop shooting himself in the foot.

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