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Washed up psycho – Trump slams Bette Midler for tweeting fake quote

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Trump slams Bette Midler for tweeting fake quote kikiotolu

Donald Trump came in hot for Bette Midler, calling her a “washed up psycho” after the singer shared a fake quote attributed to him.

On Sunday 2 June, Midler shared a fabricated quote that was presented as having been made by Trump in a fake interview with People Magazine from 1998.

The quote said: “If I were to run, I’d run as a Republican. 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 captioned the tweet, “He certainly knew his crowd.”

Though she went on to apologize for the fake quote, he was having none of it.

Apologizing, Bette Midler wrote; “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?”

Trump sent the tweet at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday from London, where he and his family are for a state visit. He wrote;

“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!”

This is not the first time they would be at it as Trump previously attacked Midler, who in turn has been vocal in her criticism of the US president.

In a tweet posted back in 2012 Trump said: “While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct.”

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