Apparently that apology didn’t sit well with the president, because shortly after she issued it Trump resorted to name-calling. “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 wrote. “She got caught, just like the Fake News Media gets caught. A sick scammer!
While he was in London to meet with Queen Elizabeth II, Trump went onto Twitter at 1:30 a. m. local time to call out Midler, who had recently shared a meme about Trump that the president did not like.
So Midler responsibly announced to her followers that it was fake news, sharing a link to a fact-checking website and writing, “I apologize; this quote turns out to be a fake from way back in ‘15-16.