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PoliticsPresident Donald Trump bashes Bette Midler after she apologized for sharing fake quote

10:06  05 june  2019
10:06  05 june  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday bashed actor and singer Bette Midler , a frequent sparring partner for the president , after she apologized for sharing a fake quote attributed to Trump in the late 1990s. Trump also used the moment to criticize the media. "Washed up psycho @ BetteMidler

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday bashed actor and singer Bette Midler, a frequent sparring partner for the president, after she apologized for sharing a fake quote attributed to Trump in the late 1990s. Trump also used the moment to criticize the media.

"Washed up psycho @BetteMidler was forced to apologize for a statement she attributed to me that turned out to be totally fabricated by her in order to make 'your great president' look really bad," he tweeted. "She got caught, just like the Fake News Media gets caught. A sick scammer!"

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Donald Trump has attacked Bette Midler on Twitter, calling the actor and singer a “washed up psycho” after she apologised for sharing a fake quote attributed to On Sunday 2 June, Midler shared a fabricated quote that was presented as having been made by Trump in a fake interview with People

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Trump is currently in London, where the tweet would have been posted around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday local time.

Midler, a frequent harsh critic of Trump, on Sunday tweeted a screenshot of a photo of a young Trump with a quote attributed to him that said: "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."

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to call Bette Midler a “washed up psycho” after the actress tweeted a quote falsely attributed to him.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to call Bette Midler a “washed up psycho” after the actress tweeted a quote falsely attributed to him.

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"He certainly knew his crowd," Midler tweeted. She has since deleted the tweet.

The quote was debunked as fake in 2015. The statement, which was attributed to a 1998 People Magazine interview, was not found in the archives. In addition, when Trump spoke about running for president in 1999, he would likely run as independent.

Midler on Monday apologized for sharing the fake quote.

"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!" the actor tweeted, linking to a fact check on the quote.

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President Donald Trump has attacking Bette Midler . Trump didn’t accept Bette ‘s apology and he tweeted back at her writing, “Washed up psycho @ BetteMidler was forced to apologize for a statement she attributed to me that turned out to be totally fabricated by her in order to make ‘your

Bette Midler thanks those who defended her after Trump called her a 'washed up psycho'. Bette Midler is keeping things light in response to President Donald Trump 's latest comments about her . Midler on Monday apologized for sharing the fake quote and shared a link to a story fact-checking

Later Tuesday, Midler tweeted again about Trump's unexpected appearance at a Virginia church on Sunday.

"He actually looks better here! Maybe someone in his camp can gently give him a shiv. I mean, shove," Midler tweeted.

Trump and Midler have been feuding for years, prior to Trump occupying the Oval Office.

Trump in his tweet also took an opportunity to insult the press, saying Midler "got caught, just like the Fake News Media gets caught."

The president has repeatedly criticized the media, often labeling them as "fake news" and the "enemy of the people."

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