Richard Blumenthal

President Trump, who got five draft deferments, again attacks Sen. Blumenthal's military record

President Trump, who got five draft deferments, again attacks Sen. Blumenthal's military record

President Trump likes to taunt his enemies but he seems to have a special place in his Twitter thumb for Sen. Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut Democrat who was talking about the Russia investigation on CNN on Monday morning.

Trump has mentioned Blumenthal in at least four other tweets, on two separate dates since February, according to the Trump Twitter Archive.

Each time, Trump has maligned Blumenthal for misrepresenting his military service during the Vietnam War, an ironic line of attack from a president who received five deferments from the draft and never served in uniform.

Trump's lack of military service is not unique in the White House.

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