President Trump slammed actress Bette Midler on Thursday for her tone-deaf comments on Twitter about the people of West Virginia, whom Midler referred to as “illiterate and strung out.”
Trump responded to her comments in a statement released through his Save America PAC, calling her “Wacko Bette Midler” and promising that he will tell the “real facts” about her in his upcoming memoir.
Midler, who has garnered considerable ire from conservatives before for her off-color political commentary, lambasted Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., in a Monday tweet for his “no” vote on Biden’s disastrous “Build Back Better” legislation, claiming that he represented a “population smaller than Brooklyn” and that West Virginians were also “poor” in addition to being “illiterate and strung out.”
Following her tweet, Midler received backlash from social media users. Midler, it appears, couldn’t take the heat, and issued an apology roughly an hour after posting her original comment, according to a report from Fox News.
Midler’s tepid apology stated, “I apologize to the good people of WVA for my last outburst. I’m just seeing red; #JoeManchin and his whole family are a criminal enterprise.”
President Trump further remarked on the situation, stating that Midler “said horrible things about the great people of West Virginia and Joe Manchin, but when I say much less offensive things about her, everybody goes wild.” There’s no telling what Trump will write about Midler in his upcoming memoir, which he initially announced he was working on in early December.
If Bette Midler’s own tweets are any indication, it is highly unlikely that she feels any real remorse for her outrageous comments about the people of West Virginia. Trump supporters can look forward to the “truth” about her in his hotly anticipated memoir.