Bette Midler Speaks Out on Twitter

by Josh Lanier

Bette Midler took her trolling of Donald Trump in a new direction Thursday when she tweeted out a limerick about the president’s turbulent final weeks in office. The award-winning actress and singer made sure to mention Trump’s recent Twitter ban and second impeachment in her bawdy rhyme.

Midler has been an outspoken critic of Trump since he joined the political world. She’s often lent her sizeable Twitter following to protests of the president and his Democrat challengers.

She recently tweeted Trump was the “most vomitous elected officials in US history.”

Bette Midler Tweets Highlight Recent Scandals

Bette Midler has been particularly vocal regarding most Trump’s recent controversies.

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives impeached Trump for a second time. Ten Republicans joined Democrats to vote 232-197 to charge the president with “incitement of insurrection,” the New York Times reported. Many blame Donald Trump for his rhetoric at a January 6 rally at the White House that preceded a riot at the Capitol building. Thousands took part in the attack, and police have made scores of arrests in connection with it since then with many more expected. They were upset over Trump’s loss and his continued accusations of rampant voter fraud. Though, courts threw out nearly every case Trump’s campaign filed for lack of evidence.

Trump defended his rally comments as “totally appropriate.”

The Senate will once again have to decide if they will remove the president from office ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. A conviction in the Senate would bar him from holding political office, legal analysts say.

The House impeached Trump last year, as well. They charged him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress for soliciting help from Ukraine in his re-election campaign. The Senate acquitted him of the charges.

Twitter removed Trump from the platform last week after they said he violated the site’s terms of service for inciting violence. The company said in a blog post that they permanently banned his account because they did not want to “risk of further incitement of violence.” Trump had some 88 million followers on Twitter. Facebook and YouTube also gave Trump temporary bans following his rally and violence in Washington, D.C.