Donald Trump called singer Bette Midler a “washed up psycho” in a Twitter feud.

Midler posted a meme with a fake quote attributed to Trump, where he supposedly insulted Republicans in 1998 by telling People, “They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country…. I could lie and they’d still eat it up.”

Trump never actually said that, but the meme has been appearing on social media since 2015.

Midler, after posting it, apologized: “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 also posted a link to a fact check website that showed that it wasn’t a real quote. Editors at People searched “exhaustively” for it when it surfaced as a meme, but “couldn’t find anything remotely like” it and couldn’t even find an interview with Trump in 1998.

Trump responded to Midler’s tweet in his usual calm and controlled style: he called her a “washed up psycho” and “a sick scammer” who was “forced to apologize.”

But Miss M got the last laugh, pointing out that it’s hard for anyone to keep up in a post-truth world, one which Trump has been working hard to create.

And she didn’t stop there.


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