Trump slams ‘wacko’ Midler over her comment on ‘illiterate’ red state — Analysis

Former US President Donald Trump has hit out at actress and singer Bette Midler after she described West Virginia as “poor, illiterate, and strung out.” Trump labeled Midler as “wacko” in his retort.

Former US President Donald Trump was among those who criticized Bette Midler’s Twitter tirade against Senator Joe Manchin, West Virginia voters and his state. 

“What #JoeManchin, who represents a population smaller than Brooklyn, has done to the rest of America… is horrible. He sold us all. He wanted us to all be like West Virginia. Strung-out, poor and illiterate,” the ‘Hocus Pocus’ star tweeted on Monday.

The 76 year-old apologized quickly amid an outpouring of criticism. She stated that she had seen red but reiterated her hatred of Manchin. She had been angered by Manchin’s opposition to the Biden administration’s social and climate spending package, which requires Republican support to make it through the 50-50 Senate.

Trump was not one to miss an opportunity for trash-talk Midler and issued a statement Thursday condemning Midler. “wacko”Actress and Noting “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,” He added “I love you, West Virginia.”

He has been known to trade jibes before with Midler, a Hollywood celebrity who is an unrepentant critic. Midler, a real estate investor and television personality was anointed Midler in 2012. “extremely unattractive woman.”

2019: The former president dubbed Midler “a fool” for sharing a false quote about himself, and called her an “alien”. “washed up psycho.”

The two-time Academy Award nominee and ‘Hocus Pocus’ star has not held back in their war of words, calling Trump a “vampire”And a “short-sighted little man.”

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