Bette Midler shares clearly fake Donald Trump quote, offers half-hearted apology after being brutally mocked

It’s difficult to tell what exactly Hollywood liberals don’t like about President Donald Trump these days since most of their complaints about him seem to be based on fantasies and/or misinformation.

Actress and singer Bette Midler was heavily mocked on Twitter for sharing a fake Trump quote that has already been disproven fairly publicly. The fake quote went viral during the 2016 presidential race, but it was quickly tossed aside as a lame bit of anti-Trump marketing.

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The quote is as follows: “If I were to run, I’d run as a Republican. They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they’d still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific.”

The fake soundbite is credited to a People magazine interview in 1998.

Midler posted the quote and wrote with it, “He certainly knew his crowd.”

Folks rightfully began blasting Midler for sharing fake news with her more than one and a half million followers.

“This is a blatant fake and a blatant lie. Even left wing fact checking site Snopes had debunked it,” replied one user. They then linked to Snopes, which has discredited the quote.

“Why are you circulating a fake quote to your moronic followers?” wrote another user. They followed that up by saying about Midler, “she knows her crowd.”

After dealing with the blowback from her tweet, Midler deleted it and offered a pathetic apology in which she attacked the president once again.

“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!” she tweeted.

She then immediately followed that tweet up by saying Trump is extremely unpopular in Britain. She also told “Trumpsters” to “suck it up.”

Midler wasn’t done there. She then sent out an even more ridiculous tweet in which she indirectly blamed Trump himself for making her fall for fake news.

“Yes, one must always check the quotes. 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,” she wrote.

Wow. Just when you think you have seen the depths of Trump Derangement Syndrome, a washed-up artist comes out of nowhere to prove rock bottom is just a bit deeper than you originally thought.

Most people who fall for a fake quote and then share that quote with over a million people would probably realize they need to take a step back and rethink their positions. After all, falling for such a clearly fake quote shows you’re too ready to attack somebody. Midler has done no rethinking. After her half-hearted apology, she simply went after the president again and then tried to blame him for the very existence of fake news.

To top this off, read Midler’s tweets closely because she only apologizes for not fact-checking the quote. She technically agreed with the nonsense, so she called everyone who labels themselves a Republican an “idiot.” She’s doing this while she is falling for a fake news bit that an eighth grader could see through. No apologies for that though.

While Midler and other yahoo celebrities have no serious place in the realm of politics, they can spread a lot of misinformation to a lot of people and those people take that misinformation and it informs their opinions. This is why people like Midler are dangerous to the culture right now. They are reckless in their hostility and they want nothing more than for their fantasies of Trump being some kind of monster dictator to come true.


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