Earlier in the day, the 73-year-old Broadway legend apologized after being called out on Twitter for sharing a fake quote of Trump’s, saying, “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 quote, which was said to come from his 1998 interview with People magazine, reads, “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 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 great president’ look really bad. She got caught, just like the Fake News Media gets caught. A sick scammer!”
Bette won a Tony Award for her recent return to Broadway in Hello, Dolly!, which constant breaks records at the box office.