Bette Midler Called Racist After A Tweet Questioned Why Black People Attend Trump Rallies
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On Twitter, Midler shared a picture of Trump at one of his rallies, surrounded by supporters of many different races. Along with the picture, Midler wrote, “Look, there are African American men in this shot! How much did he pay them to be ‘blackground.’ ”
Look, there are African American men in this shot! How much did he pay them to be “blackground”? pic.twitter.com/pTkoHTIpQl
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) July 24, 2019
Many on Twitter have criticized her for assuming that African-American can’t make their own political choices.
Yes.. These are black people and there are many many more of us that will stand behind and with our president for the payment of being free to have a voice and our own opinion. We aren’t Driving Ms. Daisy … OR Ms. Midler. Racist!
— June Long (@MrsJuneLong) July 24, 2019
This is one of the most racist, degrading “jokes” I’ve seen on Twitter & that’s saying a lot. We get it Bette, you hate Trump & that’s your right but to imply Black men have to be PAID to celebrate their OWN political views is pure and REAL racism. And “BLACKGROUND”?? WTF??!! https://t.co/7PXH75tf8i
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) July 25, 2019
This is some next level racism right here. As if all blacks can be at a Trump rally is “blackground”?!
Disgusting! And you’re a “progressive”?! More like a retrogressive racist!
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) July 24, 2019
This Midler-Trump battle has been going on for quite some time. Earlier in June, Midler attributed a fake quote to him, which incorrectly claimed Trump called Republicans “the dumbest group of voters in the whole country.” Midler later posted an apology on Twitter. However, Trump tweeted himself that Midler was a “washed-up psycho.”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2019