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Bette Midler Takes Shot at Donald Trump’s Election Legal Efforts by Referencing Classic Paul Simon Song

by Jennifer Shea
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Actress Bette Midler is taking aim at President Trump’s legal challenges with a dated musical reference.

On Wednesday, Midler tweeted, “#PaulSimon should re-write his song from the 70’s, that song about #Trump’s many lawsuits: “3,500 Ways to Leave Your #Creditors Emptyhanded.”

Midler Tweets Against Trump

The tweet is likely a reference to Paul Simon’s “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” The song expounds on different exit strategies from a failing relationship.

Midler’s Twitter account contains a plethora of anti-Trump tweets. On Wednesday alone, she told White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany to “go f— yourself.” She suggested a class action lawsuit against Trump. And she argued that Trump “uses the law as a club.”

Trump has claimed that he won and that the election was rigged. The Trump campaign is seeking to reverse Joe Biden’s apparent Electoral College win through the legal system. The Electoral College meets on Dec. 14 to cast official electoral ballots.

According to a list compiled by Bloomberg, Trump is mounting legal challenges in six battleground states. To get to 270 electoral votes, he needs to win at least three of those states.

Legal Challenges Remain

In Pennsylvania, the Trump campaign has had to alter its legal strategy. It went from claiming more widespread mail-in ballot fraud to targeting the narrower category of “defective” ballots. Separately, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected the campaign’s claims of fraud from Republican poll observers kept at a distance. 

In Georgia, the state will finish a hand recount soon. Most observers do not expect it to swing Trump’s way. Two lawsuits in the state were dismissed and dropped. A Republican lawyer has filed a third lawsuit against the Georgia secretary of state. It aims to prevent him from certifying the state’s vote count if it includes mail-in ballots.

The Trump campaign has filed multiple lawsuits in Michigan, where it argues voter fraud occurred in heavily Democratic areas. A judge denied a request by Republican poll watchers to block certification of Detroit’s election results due to fraud.

In Arizona, the Trump campaign has dropped a lawsuit that claimed thousands of voters in Maricopa County had been disenfranchised. The Arizona Republican Party is also suing to force a recount of some votes cast in Maricopa County, which went for Biden.

A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed in Nevada over voting irregularities in Democratic areas. Another group of Nevada Republicans are seeking to have a state court judge pronounce Trump the winner, blaming Biden’s win on fraudulent mail-in ballots.

Trump supporters dropped a lawsuit in Wisconsin that sought to block certification of the state’s election results due to allegations of rampant fraud.   

Whatever the outcome of those lawsuits, it seems likely that Midler will still be bashing Trump on Twitter for the foreseeable future.