Trump Weighs In On ‘Wacko’ Bette Midler After Her West Virginia Remarks: “I Love You, West Virginia!”

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45th President Donald J. Trump issued a statement on Thursday via email from his “Save America” PAC calling Bette Midler a “wacko” after her tendentious comment regarding West Virginia voters.

The “Hocus Pocus” star — one of Hollywood’s most vocal Trump critics — faced fierce backlash after a Monday tweet calling out Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and his home state, Judy Kurtz at The Hill reported.

“What #JoeManchin, who represents a population smaller than Brooklyn, has done to the rest of America, who wants to move forward, not backward, like his state, is horrible. He sold us out. He wants us all to be just like his state, West Virginia. Poor, illiterate and strung out,” Bette Midler tweeted on December 20th, apparently in reference to his blocking Democrats’ social and climate spending package.

Shortly after facing backlash, Midler issued an apology on Twitter, writing, “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. Is he really the best WV has to offer its own citizens? Surely there’s someone there who has the state’s interests at heart, not his own!”

The 45th President weighed in on Midler’s initial remarks in a Thursday email statement, highlighting that she said “horrible things about the great people of West Virginia and Joe Manchin”.

“Wacko Bette 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. Don’t worry, I’ll tell the real facts about her in my book. I love you, West Virginia!” Trump expressed. Continued Below

The 45th president and Midler have long been engaged in a war of words even before he entered the White House. In 2012, the then-New York real estate developer called Midler an “extremely unattractive woman.” Trump also took aim at the Kennedy Center Honors recipient in 2014, saying her Oscars performance that year “sucked.” In 2019, Trump blasted Midler as a “washed up psycho” for sharing a fake quote about him, Judy Kurtz at The Hill noted.

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