Trump Responds to ‘Washed-Up Psycho’ Bette Midler's 'Apology' for Fake Quote Fiasco

Monica Sanchez | June 5, 2019
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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.