WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — President Donald Trump is attacking Sen. Richard Blumenthal for criticizing his firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Trump abruptly fired Comey Tuesday night. The Connecticut Democrat appeared on MSNBC and CNN Wednesday morning. On CNN, Blumenthal said that the firing had prompted a “looming constitutional crisis.”

Trump tweeted Wednesday that he was watching Blumenthal speak, calling it a “joke.”

He criticized Blumenthal for past statements that he served in Vietnam, saying he “devised one of the greatest military frauds in U.S. history.”

“As a pol in Connecticut, Blumenthal would talk of his great bravery and conquests in Vietnam – except he was never there,” the president said.

Trump said that Blumenthal “cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness” when caught and said that he “should be the one who is investigated for his acts.”

Trump has previously attacked Blumenthal over statements that he served in Vietnam. Blumenthal was in the Marine Corps Reserves at the time but did not fight in Vietnam.

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