Posting a photo from a recent campaign rally, Midler suggested that Trump had paid off black people to create a more racially diverse background image, or as she put it, a “blackground.”
“Look, there are African American men in this shot! How much did he pay them to be ‘blackground’?” she said, offering no evidence for her claim.
Her remarks, which received over 30,000 comments compared to just 4,500 likes, were quickly denounced as “racist” over the idea that black people can’t think for themselves and support the president without being paid to do so.
“You racist POS. So you are saying Black folks are stupid and desperate,” wrote former police officer and activist Brandon Tatum. “We cannot have a diversity of thought like white people? We better get our black a** back in line like you racist white Democrats believe we should be? I’ve been to WH 3x & 2 rallies VIP, never got a dime.”
Look at this racist fool!!— Brandon Tatum (@TheOfficerTatum) July 24, 2019
She thinks Black ppl are stupid & desperate.
We cannot have a diversity of thought like white people?
We better get our black a** back in line like you racist white Democrats believe we should be?
I've been to WH 3x & 2 rallies VIP, never got a dime https://t.co/icZEk2lGki
Thanks for reminding everyone that disgusting racism is still alive and well in America.... especially in Hollywood.— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 24, 2019
Bette Midler, in an attempt to virtue signal actual makes the most racist tweet of the day and exposes how she really feels about black Americans. Apparently they are nothing more than props, incapable of forming their own opinions to her. https://t.co/bi6dsx39Dj— derek schwartz (@derek_mafs) July 24, 2019
In which @BetteMidler suggests that any black people who do not agree with white Democrats— are paid.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) July 24, 2019
White Democrats hate that republicans are freeing black people again. #MAGA https://t.co/PqfCFZBFVK
You’re a racist old lady. Confirmed.— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) July 24, 2019
That’s pretty fuckin racist.— Phil Labonte (@philthatremains) July 24, 2019