President Trump unleashed on Chuck Schumer and Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday and Thursday, mocking the Northeast Democratic senators for supposedly crying after both spoke out against the White House’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Cryin’ Chuck Schumer stated recently, “I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer.” Then acts so indignant. #draintheswamp— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2017
The tweet about Schumer referenced his tearing up back in January, when he gave a speech denouncing the president’s “Muslim ban” - now tied up in court. “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer” is a change from that time, though, when he called the New York senator “Fake Tears Chuck.”
He also took aim at Schumer’s Connecticut colleague Blumenthal.
Watching Senator Richard Blumenthal speak of Comey is a joke. “Richie” devised one of the greatest military frauds in U.S. history. For….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2017
years, as a pol in Connecticut, Blumenthal would talk of his great bravery and conquests in Vietnam - except he was never there. When….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2017
caught, he cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness…and now he is judge & jury. He should be the one who is investigated for his acts.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2017
Those tweets referenced Blumenthal embellishing his record in the Vietnam-era military, when he served as a reservist in a domestic context. Trump received multiple deferments for military service while the war was on.
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.
Trump: Senators Schumer, Blumenthal Are Weepy Losers