The Midler-Trump war of words shows no signs of stopping – although that probably shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Entertainer Bette Midler has long been a critic of President Donald Trump and the president shined a spotlight on the antagonistic relationship last week when he tweeted that she was a “Washed up psycho” after she apologized for tweeting an alleged Trump quote that was phony.
Trump’s criticism hardly silenced Midler, who took three Twitter jabs Monday and Tuesday. And Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden joined the fray Tuesday, saying he found it “astounding” that Trump would rip Midler during a state visit to the United Kingdom.
President Donald Trump slammed actor and singer Bette Midler on Twitter after she apologized for sharing a fake quote attributed to Trump. (Photo: AP \ GETTY)
“On the D-Day ceremonies — the D-Day ceremonies — it was astounding to me that he was (tweeting) attacks on everybody. From the mayor of London to Bette Midler. He found time to go after Bette Midler, for God’s sake!” Biden said, according to Mediaite. (Trump’s tweet posted June 4 and the D-Day anniversary was June 6.)
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!
Midler Monday called on her own film résumé to rip the president, tweeting a doctored photo from the 1993 film “Hocus Pocus,” a film about a trio of 17th century witches, that showed Trump surrounded by Midler, who played a witch, and two other presidential critics, comedian Kathy Griffin and adult-film star Stormy Daniels.
“Sisters!! @kathygriffin @Stormy Daniels/It’s been three hundred years/Right down to the day/Now the witches are back/And there’s h*** to pay!”
Sisters!! @[email protected]
It's been three hundred years
Right down to the day
Now the witches are back
And there's h*** to pay! pic.twitter.com/StOL335Lxr
Midler followed up Tuesday, using side-by-side photos to compare Trump physically to President William Howard Taft and, perhaps getting ahead of herself, saying Taft “too, only served one term.”
Trump looks more like William Howard Taft every day. He too, only served one term. #VoteBlue2020pic.twitter.com/elas5KV6qH
Midler made another entertainment reference in a later tweet about Trump, bringing up Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a frequent metaphor in contemporary discussions about restrictions on reproductive rights.
“Dear @realDonaldTrump, thanks for the text and the heads up that the new season of Handmaid’s Tale is here!!! Riveted once again. Remind me, is Gilead East or Northeast of Mobile, AL? My best to Tiffany, she looked fabulous in red to meet the Queen! xoBette”
Dear @realDonaldTrump, thanks for the text and the heads up that the new season of Handmaid’s Tale is here!!! Riveted once again. Remind me, is Gilead East or Northeast of Mobile, AL? My best to Tiffany, she looked fabulous in red to meet the Queen! xoBette #StopTheBanspic.twitter.com/f4q7tOyr80
The Alabama reference might relate to the state’s recent passage of a near-total abortion ban.
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