The president's tweets on Monday came during what aides are describing as a 17-day "working vacation" at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. In an earlier series of tweets, Trump stated that his political base is stronger than ever, despite recent polling to the contrary.
Blumenthal is a frequent critic of the president and was on air Monday morning to discuss the Russian Federation investigation and the "chilling effect" the Justice Department's war on leakers could have on the press.
Trump, who is now working from his golf resort in New Jersey while the White House is under renovation, lambasted the Democrat from CT by bringing up a controversy about Blumenthal's military service in Vietnam.
Trump, like Blumenthal, also received five military deferments during the Vietnam War for bone spurs and never saw any combat. Some even claimed the misleading statements he made were taken out of context.
The impetus for Trump's tweets could have been the fact that Blumenthal appeared on CNN and called Trump's Russian Federation investigation one that "must be pursued", according to Kaitlan Collins, a CNN White House correspondent. "I truly regret offending anyone".
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Though BJP national president Amit Shah made the party MPs raise the issue in the Lok Sabha, it also did not have any impact. The minister complained that had some something similar happened in a BJP-ruled state, there would have been a hue and cry.
Though Blumenthal conceded in 2010 that he might have misspoken about his service, he was confronted with the controversy this past May when he first raised questions about Comey's firing. "And what you should do is ask Senator Blumenthal about his Vietnam record that didn't exist after years of saying it did", he said. "But I got a number, I think it was 356".
A spokesman for the Selective Service System told the Times that Trump's draft number would have been irrelevant given his medical exemption.
He added that this issue isn't about him, but instead Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "independence and integrity" as he investigates Russia's interference in the election and alleged collusion between the Trump team and Moscow.
The president took three tweets to criticize Blumenthal.
In response, Blumenthal wrote, "Mr. President: Your bullying hasn't worked before and it won't work now". "I believe when the history of this era is written, the heroes will be the free press and the independent judiciary who have upheld the rule of law against threats by the Trump administration".
Russian President Vladimir Putin , left, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu rested after fishing in southern Siberia. Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a fish he caught during a hunting and fishing trip in southern Siberia.
Twitter reacted with disappointment to the news that Spicer would not be appearing on Dancing With The Stars after all. Spicer left his job at the White House last month and was replaced by Wall Street's Anthony Scaramucci .
Republican senators looked exhausted as they recited the day's talking points on the latest presidential foul ball. Meanwhile, 26% said they were more likely to vote for him because of the vote, and 20% said it made no difference.
However, Iran said earlier this week that it would lodge a complaint with the commission that oversees its implementation. Iranians re-elected Rouhani as the President in the country's May, 2017 elections.
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Some of them went on a night-long dharna condemning the incident and demanding immediate arrest of the perpetrators. Jayesh Darji, a member of the BJP's youth wing in Banaskantha, was arrested on Saturday.
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