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So Unpresidential! Donald Trump Goes After Bette Midler For Her Failed Jab At Him, And Her Fans Fire Back

Date June 6, 2019 13:25

Bette Midler is not fond of Donald Trump, and she often reminds her online followers about her feelings for the President. But her latest shot at Trump was a miss.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Bette Midler (@bettemidler) on

The singer tweeted a quote attributed to Trump; it read:

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.

The quote turned out to be made up, and Midler quickly apologized to her followers (but not to Trump):

And how did the President react? He almost never fails to respond to such jabs, and he replied in his usual fashion. Instead of just letting it go, Trump decided to go after Midler.

So Unpresidential! Donald Trump Goes After Bette Midler For Her Failed Jab At Him, And Her Fans Fire BackGetty Images / Ideal Image

Known for his colorful insults, Trump tweeted:

His message garnered more than 125,000 likes from his loyal supporters, but many others who saw the tweet were not happy and decided to remind Trump how to behave presidentially.

People’s indignation over Trump’s scathing tweet

In the replies to the tweet, Trump's critics were unanimous in their opinion: a President should be above childish insults.

Here are some of the reactions to Trump’s tweet:

Really, Trump could have called her out without the name-calling. But it seems he just couldn’t help himself!