Bette Midler is apparently doing her part to confirm the deeply damaging effects of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
The left’s relentless hatred for President Trump has repeatedly been exposed in their pursuit of taking him down, and Midler’s celebration of a questionable candidate who could run against the president had even her fans confused.
The 73-year-old actress and singer seemed more than happy with the idea that “patriot” Joe Walsh was considering running against Trump, reacting to a CNN interview with the former Illinois Republican who said he was “‘strongly, strongly considering” entering the 2020 race.
“WOW!! Good for him! Looks like he’s the only patriot in the entire Republican Party!!!” Midler tweeted Wednesday.
But the former congressman, who told CNN last week that Trump “is a disaster for the party and the country,” is not exactly at the top of the list for viable GOP candidates to primary the president. Midler’s praise quickly sparked reactions on Twitter.
Huh. You think?
Oh, Bette. lol pic.twitter.com/EEdruhxokl
— ?FOO the Merciless (@PolitiBunny) August 23, 2019
this guy? pic.twitter.com/iasqxHm8FR
— Willow (@RockShrimp) August 22, 2019
You would applaud a guy that had to be sued for $117,000 in back child support and tweeted the “N” word regularly.
Considering your friendship with Weinstein, it is clear your judgement of character is questionable.
— KatG (@KatGkannon) August 22, 2019
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) August 22, 2019
Walsh’s presidential campaign aspirations could be getting a push from Never Trump-er Bill Kristol. But the former Trump supporter carries a lot of personal baggage that would potentially derail his campaign before he has even announced he is running. His latest anti-Trump screed seems to have won him few fans.
Joe Walsh strikes me as the kind of sober, serious statesman that @BillKristol is right to get behind
I’m just kidding, @WalshFreedom was and is a raving lunatic
Who screamed at his constituents for suggesting that banks were even partially at fault for the housing crisis pic.twitter.com/toflYrEy3Y
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) August 22, 2019
With controversial tweets using the n-word and other racial slurs, Walsh has left quite a trail on social media and has raised eyebrows as a radio host on several occasions.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) April 21, 2017
Found out if I said Redskins or Cracker or Redneck Bible Thumper, I could stay on. But if I said Nigger or Spick, they cut me off.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 20, 2014
Obama is a Muslim
Happy New Year!
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 1, 2017
Walsh also has a long history of financial problems, including failing to pay child support for years.
Yea, a Dead Beat Dad is just what we need in office.
— Proud Deplorable (@LoriBlaney) August 23, 2019
And with all of that going for him, Midler’s ringing praise of Walsh proved just how low liberals will go in their hatred of Trump.
I can generally take an “enemy of my enemy is my friend” approach which is the case w/ some #NeverTrumpers but this guy “ain’t” it. He was content to vote for Trump in 2016.
— Portia McGonagal of Winterfell (@PortiaMcGonagal) August 22, 2019
Another lady with the syndrome lol ?
— Luis David Dec (@LuisDavidDec) August 23, 2019
This is a really stupid take, and you may want to research Walsh a bit before you embarrass yourself further.
— Kate (@kateinva) August 23, 2019
Bette, Joe Walsh is just as bad.
— CrazyPoliticUS (@CrazyPoliticUS) August 23, 2019
Joe Walsh…seriously? Save your praise, Bette, for someone worthy.
— dave levi (@levi9998) August 23, 2019
Are you kidding me? Do you know who Joe Walsh is?
— Tiger (@JTR2020) August 22, 2019
Along with the Democrats in 2020, Joe Walsh will lose against Donald Trump.
— KayInMaine (@KayInMaine) August 22, 2019
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