One of the most vicious Hollywood hysterics, Bette Midler attacked President Trump in one of the most wild accusations against a U.S. President
Breitbart reported that far-left actress and activist Bette Midler suggested that President Trump is inciting murderous gunmen to do his “dirty work” in an all-caps tweet referencing the heinous El Paso shooter, who took 22 lives and injured many more.
“REMEMBER WHEN #DonaldTrump SAID HE COULD SHOOT SOMEONE ON FIFTH AVENUE AND GET AWAY WITH IT?” Midler asked her 1.7 million followers on Twitter. “WELL, HE DIDN’T SHOOT SOMEONE HIMSELF, BUT HE INCITED OTHERS TO DO HIS DIRTY WORK FOR HIM, AS HE HAS DONE HIS WHOLE LIFE.”
President Trump made the referenced remark during a 2016 rally at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.
While leftists said it was a poor choice of words, it simply was not a call to violence, as President Trump’s critics — such as Midler — seem to suggest. Rather, President Trump was making a quip about the loyalty of his base.
Left-wing Holywood celebrities and politicians have glommed onto a manifesto attributed to the El Paso shooter, which detailed the gunman’s anti-immigration views and mentioned the “Hispanic invasion of Texas.”
However, the author of the manifesto — thought to be the 21-year-old gunman — wrote that his twisted ideas predated the Trump era. Nonetheless, the shooter did not hold President Trump’s views, as the President has never called for violence or expressed racist hatred for foreigners.
Still, the left has conflated President Trump’s desire for basic border security measures with “hate,” thus blaming Trump for the shooter’s actions.