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Blumenthal OK With Trump's F-35 Comments As Long As Government Keeps Buying The Jets

Blumenthal OK With Trump's F-35 Comments As Long As Government Keeps Buying The Jets

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal spoke to the choir Friday, pumping up support for the F-35 fighter jet before aerospace workers who make engine components for the aircraft targeted recently by President Trump.

The Connecticut Democrat, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited Colonial Spring Co., a Bristol supplier of the United Technologies Corp. jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney. He thanked the company and its employees for their work while also taking a few jabs at Trump.

"If he wants to take credit for it, fine," Blumenthal said, referring to the Republican president. "As long as they keep buying it."

"Agreed," Colonial...

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