President Donald Trump used his formidable Twitter presence to fire back at entertainer Bette Midler after she deleted a tweet that propagated a false quote attributed to the president.
"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," the president tweeted on Tuesday.
Washed up psycho @BetteMidler was forced to apologize for a statement she attributed to me that turned out to be to… https://t.co/G1qLRLvFZN— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1559694655.0
"She got caught, just like the Fake News Media gets caught," he added. "A sick scammer!"
The president was referring to a tweet that Midler had posted with a quote attributed to Trump mocking the gullibility of Republicans.
"If I were to run, I'd run as a Republican," the false quote read. "They're the dumbest group of voters in the country. They love anything on Fox News. I could lie and they'd still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific."
Midler later tweeted that the quoted "sounded" like the president, but admitted it was false.
"I apologize; this quote turns out to be a fake from way back in '15-16," the singer tweeted. "Don't know how I missed it, but it sounds SO much like him that I believed it was true!"
Yes, one must always check the quotes. That should take up, oh, maybe 23 of the 24 hours in the day? Because there… https://t.co/tLUZd0pSwQ— Bette Midler (@Bette Midler) 1559593373.0
"Yes, one must always check the quotes," she added in a second tweet. "That should take up, oh, maybe 23 of the 24 hours in the day? Because there are SO MANY LIES, most of them generated by Trump himself, that the task of separating the truth from the lies is impossible. Which is just how he likes it."
Here's another time Midler showed her TDS:
Bette Midler Is Slammed For Vulgar Comments About First Lady Melania Trump www.youtube.com