A couple of weeks after the president accused her of being a “washed-up psycho” on Twitter, Bette Midler is firing back with a poem that mocks both Trump and the first lady. In a tweet posted Tuesday night, the Grammy winner takes aim at the president’s mental health and cracks that the Slovenia-born Melania Trump tries to “flee” from her husband’s, ahem, romantic overtures.
There once was a girl from Slovenia— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 18, 2019
Who now lives right on Pennsylvinia
To the East Room she’ll flee
From her husband’s wee wee
While he plays with his own schizophrenia
Midler’s poem soon captured Twitter’s attention, with her fans cheering on her jabs at Trump.
Damn, I love you lady! Surviving 45 because of you.— Jody Karow (@jodyk88) June 19, 2019
You have the prize for the poet laureate love this well done 👍🏻 this made me laugh so hard xxx you are the queen 👑— Lisa (@sisabatter) June 18, 2019
Poetry. Pure poetry.— Elli 🍎 (@elibt) June 18, 2019
Beautiful and elegant. You have quite the poetic talent, Ms. Midler. Such genius should be spread before the world. Definitely retweeting this!😂😂😂🔥🔥🔥— Noneofyourbusiness (@HaleQueen34) June 19, 2019
Trump supporters weren’t so pleased.
You need help, ALOT of help. And some very strong drugs.— Loren (@LorenSethC) June 19, 2019
Great stuff! Can’t wait to see what you come up with over the next FIVE YEARS! 😂😂— Dorian M. Starkey (@DorianMStarkey) June 19, 2019
Midler has been a longtime foil to Trump, who unleashed his own attack on her in early June. Presidential candidate Joe Biden later called Trump’s tweets about Midler, sent while the president was commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, “astounding.”
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