Bette Midler was a hounded on social media Sunday for tweeting a debunked quote Trump supposedly gave People Magazine in 1998 regarding running for president as a Republican.
“If I were to run, I’d run as a Republican. They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they’d still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific,” read the quote Trump didn’t actually give to People.
He certainly knew his crowd. pic.twitter.com/MHJl12CGsp— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 3, 2019
The quote, which is now proven false, was first used in 2015 as Trump ran for president.
“He certainly knew his crowd,” Midler, 73, wrote.
Critics poured in on social media, criticizing Midler for her poor research skills.