Bette Midler live updated the 2020 presidential debates and it went viral. Joe Biden and Donald Trump battled it out on stage and the actress gave her comments as it all played out.
What Bette Midler Said Prior to the Debate
The Hocus Pocus alum shared her opinions and insight into the event on Tuesday (September 29). She began the evening by sharing a graphic she found online of a drinking game for the debate. “I wouldn’t play this if I were you,” she wrote alongside the image.
The actress brought up the fact that Trump barely won the votes in Michigan in 2016. “That was before we knew he paid $4,639 dollars LESS than the average hardworking MI taxpayer when he paid taxes at all,” she reminded. “Let’s make America Mich-again? Follow @MichiganDems, let’s go!”
Midler claimed that the president owes $400 million but to whom? “It sure as hell looks like Russia,” she claimed. “That’s the reason he does whatever Putin tells him. He’s completely compromised. In fact, I wonder what tie Putin chose for him tonight.”
Midler has been no stranger to politics and encouraging her fans to vote. Her cover photo on Twitter even includes a face mask that says vote on it. She has also been vocal about her support for Biden.
“Take off the gloves, #Joe,” she began. “Slug him hard a few times, for the 206,000 dead AND the living, for all the fallen soldiers he’s maligned, for all the innocent people he’s called rapists, for #PuertoRico, for women, for the planet, burning in front of our eyes, and for the future.”
Midler compared the two candidates. “Donald Trump is utterly disgusting and Chris Wallace is a wuss,” she said. “Joe Biden is a gentleman. Too bad, when dealing with a cornered rat.”
One follower implied that Biden interrupted Trump. However, Trump made headlines for interrupting Biden so many times that Biden asked, “Will you just shut up man?” Midler called out the user for his bias.
“How dare you? How dare you?” she questioned. “Are you trying to tell us we didn’t see and hear Donald Trump interrupt #JOEBIDEN incessantly and talk over him the entire night? You should be ashamed to have cast your lot with such a destructive, vicious rat-man.”
The Debate Itself
The event marked the first general election presidential debate. It was held in Cleveland, Ohio at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic.
CNN reported that there was a live audience. The outlet claimed that 60-70 people were in attendance. Chris Wallace of Fox News was the moderator for the night. He chose the topics for the night which included: “The Trump and Biden Records,” “The Supreme Court,” “Covid-19,” “The Economy,” “Race and Violence in our Cities,” as well as “The Integrity of the Election.”