Trump pokes fun at Democrat Senator over Vietnam lie


To President Donald Trump, the trip to Vietnam to meet with N. Korean strongman Kim Jung Un is not all serious business.

In the couple days leading up to the history meeting, Trump traveled the country to meet with leaders, and in doing so, he made sure to fit in  some time to joke or clown Connecticut Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal for lying about ever serving in the military during the Vietnam War.

“I served during the Vietnam era,” Blumenthal reportedly said at a Vietnam War memorial in 2008. “I remember the taunts, the insults, sometimes even the physical abuse.”

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Blumenthal’s statement was false, and later apologized for exaggerating or lying about serving in Vietnam.

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Apology aside, Blumenthal’s admission fuels what seems to be one of Trump’s favorite digs at his detractors.

So, after spending a short amount of time in Vietnam, Trump tweeted,” I have now spent more time in Vietnam than Da Nang Dick Blumenthal, the third rate Senator from Connecticut,” adding that Blumenthal’s war stories of his heroism in Vietnam were a total fraud – he was never even there.”

Blumenthal did not respond to Trump’s mocking remarks, rather tweeted the need for the senate to block the president’s emergency declaration.

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at