— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2019
Trump commented on Midler during his visit to the United Kingdom.
Midler had shared on Twitter a popular fake quote falsely attributed to Trump.
“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,” read the fake quote supposedly from Trump attributed to People magazine.
Unfortunately for Midler, that quote has been debunked.
After being widely mocked, Midler deleted her tweet and sent out another with an apology.
“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 wrote.
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! Fact Check: Did Trump say in '98 Republicans are dumb? https://t.co/NY9s6V49el via @rgj
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 3, 2019
What this incident really proves is that the Hollywood Left hates Trump so much they will believe anything negative about the president they come across online. Midler believed this quote was true because she WANTED it to be true, something she readily admits in her apology.
If she had any integrity and interest in being honest, this controversy might give the singer and actress pause: Perhaps the negative perception she has in her mind of Trump is built on a stack of lies she’s digested as quickly as she globbed on to this myth?
But that would take a moment of self-reflection and examination, something you shouldn’t expect from any of the far-left elite, with Bette Midler at the top of that list.
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