President Trump Tuesday night responded to actress Bette Midler’s "apology" for sharing a fake quote that she alleged Trump made in 1998 to People Magazine.
The quote, which was debunked as fake four years ago as MRCTV reported, went 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.
Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday, calling Midler a “washed-up psycho” who was “forced to apologize.”
“She got caught, just like the Fake News Media gets caught. A sick scammer!” he wrote.
After facing backlash for sharing the quote Sunday, Midler issued an apology on Monday, saying that she didn’t “know how I missed it, but it sounds SO much like him that I believed it was true!”
She followed up that so-called “apology” with another tweet blaming him for her sharing misinformation:
Midler has since deleted her tweet with the fake quote, but not before the tweet was liked by more than 21,000 people and shared over 8,000 times, as MRCTV revealed.