Anti-Trump actress and singer Bette Midler deleted a tweet, where she suggested that President Trump should be stabbed.
Midler started a ruckus when she tweeted out a phony Trump quote, while insulting his supporters.
Here’s Bette Midler’s now-deleted tweet featuring a debunked meme of Trump: pic.twitter.com/ourrppWAIl
— Amanda Prestigiacomo (@AmandaPresto) June 4, 2019
Fox News reported that Midler has apologized for circulating a fake quote on Sunday that she alleged President Trump gave to People magazine in 1998 about a potential presidential run. But it appeared to be less than a full-throated mea culpa.
“If I were to run, I’d run as a Republican. They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they’d still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific,” read the quote she shared.
Midler’s followers were quick to point out the quote was fake. Indeed, the fact-checking site Snopes had done a review of the quote in 2015, debunking its authenticity when Trump’s White House campaign first started to gain steam.
“I apologize; turns out to be a fake from way back in ’15-16,” Midler tweeted on Monday. “Don’t know how I missed it, but it sounds SO much like him that I believed it was true!”
I apologize; this quote turns out to be a fake from way back in ‘15-16. Don’t know how I missed it, but it sounds SO much like him that I believed it was true! Fact Check: Did Trump say in '98 Republicans are dumb? https://t.co/NY9s6V49el via @rgj
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 3, 2019
President Trump fought back against the fake news quote Midler shared and he non-apology “apology,” by calling her a “washed up physcho.”
Washed up psycho @BetteMidler was forced to apologize for a statement she attributed to me that turned out to be totally fabricated by her in order to make “your great president” look really bad. She got caught, just like the Fake News Media gets caught. A sick scammer!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2019
Midler then tweeted out a suggestion that someone should stab President Trump, and then deleted that tweet as well.
Actress and left-wing activist Bette Midler deleted a Twitter post in which she suggested that someone in President Donald Trump’s inner circle should knife him.
“He actually looks better here! Maybe someone in his camp can gently give him a shiv. I mean, shove,” Midler wrote in a tweet Tuesday evening. The Wind Beneath My Wingssinger’s eyebrow-raising remarks came in response to a tweet by far-left documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, who fumed about President Trump’s unannounced visit to McLean Bible Church in Wolf Trap, Virginia, over the weekend.
“Seriously, WTF is this? At what the WH said was ‘a memorial for the 12 shot dead in Virginia Beach’ (it wasn’t), Trump, looking nothing like Trump, randomly wanders onto the altar in his golf shoes & cap, decides to stay for 15 min, then leaves, having thrown his curve at reality,” Moore ranted.
Midler’s about-face is the second time the actress deleted a social media post fantasizing about President Trump experiencing physical harm.
She removed a Twitter “poem” in November about the president and members of his family being hanged “good and high.”
Trump Trump Trump
Bob Mueller’s marching,
Trump Trump Trump
And here is why
Trump Trump Trump
He’s gonna hang you
Hang the fam’ly
GOOD AND HIGH!
One week later, the First Wives star took to social media to fantasize about a deceased President Trump’s funeral.
“Commenters point out that no one will be able to eulogize Trump in the way they have PresidentBush and SenatorMcCain, both Americans of long service and dignity. Can you imagine the RoguesGallery that would gather at Trump’s memorial?!? What could they say? You tell me!” Midler wrote.
Midler’s latest attack on President Trump comes days after she shared a People magazine quote falsely attributed to the president in a tweet attacking his supporters.
President Trump on Tuesday evening clapped back at Midler, calling her a “washed up psycho.”
“Washed up psycho Bette Midler was forced to apologize for a statement she attributed to me that turned out to be totally fabricated by her in order to make ‘your great president’ look really bad,” he wrote. “She got caught, just like the Fake News Media gets caught. A sick scammer!”