Early on Monday, popular vote loser Donald Trump went on one of his unhinged Twitter rants. This time, Trump took to attacking Senator Richard Blumenthal for his admitted lying about his serving in Vietnam. Blumenthal apologized for his misleading statements (something Trump will never do) and he did serve in the Marine Corps for several years (something Trump would never have done because of the cowardice and all).
Here is what Trump tweeted:
And he resumed the attack later in the day as well:
Bustle points out:
Four of the deferments were because of college, while one was due to a bone spurs in his heel — something Trump himself doesn’t seem to fully remember. In a recent interview with the New York Times, for instance, he said the bone spurs were “temporary,” “minor,” and had no real impact on him. Yet he’s also said that the bone spurs made it difficult for him to walk “long-term.” In other instances, he’s declared that he’s in perfect health, and his longtime physician stated Trump has had “no significant medical problems” in over 40 years. They both seem to have forgotten that one problem supposedly so detrimental that it kept him from serving.
Simultaneously, Trump has said that it was ultimately getting lucky with a high draft lottery number that kept him from the war. However, he had already been deferred for medical reasons for over a year when the draft lottery started, making the lottery irrelevant for him.
Then, oh yes, there are the comments he made regarding Senator John McCain — a prisoner of war during Vietnam. He said that McCain was not a war hero, and that Trump liked “people who weren’t captured.” And let’s not forget the audio clip from the ’90s in which Trump told radio host Howard Stern that avoiding STDs while dating is his “personal Vietnam.”
Besides the fact that our President clearly has no idea what a false equivalency is, some people were not at all happy with the President’s attack on Blumenthal, including groups of actual veterans:
Draft dodging popular vote loser Donald Trump has no right to criticize anyone’s military service. And there’s no connection whatsoever between Blumenthal’s mistakes (that he owned up to) and Donald Trump’s collusion (that he’s trying to cover up).