Sen. Blumenthal responds to President Trump’s tweet criticizing Vietnam service

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Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal has responded to President Donald Trump‘s tweet Wednesday morning that criticized his service in Vietnam

Just before 3 a.m., while in Vietnam for the summit with North Korea, Trump tweeted “I have now spent more time in Vietnam than Da Nang Dick Blumenthal, the third rate Senator from Connecticut (how is Connecticut doing?). His war stories of his heroism in Vietnam were a total fraud – he was never even there. We talked about it today with Vietnamese leaders!”

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Blumenthal later sent the following statement as a response to the tweet:

“We generally decline to waste time engaging with Trump’s brazen lies about Senator Blumenthal. Nothing new here. But the American people should be concerned about the President of the United States squandering time and energy during sensitive negotiations with a serious nuclear threat peddling falsehoods about a political critic.”

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