Even after over six months in office, Donald Trump still can't shake the growing Russian scandal that has plagued his presidency. As the pressure continues to mount on a daily basis, Trump is doing his best to deflect attention and blame those in the media as well as members of the Democratic Party.

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During the early days of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump was forced to defend himself from allegations of being in cahoots with Russia. From his defense of Russian President Vladimir Putin, to several of his past and present advisers and associates being linked back to the Kremlin, the story surrounding Trump and Russia is only expanding.

In the aftermath of his upset election win over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last November, the former host of "The Apprentice" has faced increased pressure regarding the issue at hand. Whether it's been his son-in-law Jared Kushner being accused of trying to set up a back channel to Russia while in the White House, to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's alleged shady talks with those in the Kremlin, or even the president's handling of his firing of former FBI Director James Comey, Trump has left many questions unanswered. As seen during a series of tweets on August 7, the president is now turning his attention to the recent criticism of a Democratic senator.

Taking to Twitter on Monday morning was Donald Trump who decided that he was going to go on the attack against Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal.

"Interesting to watch Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut talking about hoax Russian collusion when he was a phony Vietnam Con Artist!" Trump tweeted out.

In a follow-up tweet, the billionaire real estate mogul doubled down on his social media attack.

"Never in U.S.history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal.....it was all a lie," Trump tweeted out about Richard Blumenthal. "He cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness like a child," Trump continued, before rhetorically asking, "Now he judges collusion?" Trump's attack on Blumenthal continues his theme of defending his stance and agenda, while hitting back against those who dare criticize him.

Blumenthal has been a constant critic of the administration, with Trump firing back a various times over the last few months.

Moving forward

While Donald Trump and the White House do their best to deflect from the Russian controversy and scandal, the pressure has had a negative impact on the president's standing with the American people. After not even seven months in office, the latest round of polling shows Trump with an approval rating of just 35 percent, which doesn't look to be improving anytime soon.