Donald Trump slams Bette Midler as a 'washed up psycho' in late night tweet

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Donald Trump and Bette Midler (Credit: Getty)

Perhaps it was the jet lag, but rather than catching up on his beauty sleep, last night Donald Trump was raging against actress Bette Midler instead.

Midler had taken to Twitter to apologise for posting what has been a roundly debunked quote from the President of the United States, in which he called Republicans the 'dumbest group of voters in the country'.

She shared the quote on June 2, the day before Trump flew to the UK for his state visit, adding the comment 'He certainly knew his crowd'.

Read more: Trump brings all four children to palace banquet

But on realising the quote is a fake, she addressed the inaccuracy.

“I apologize; this quote turns out to be a fake from way back in ‘15-16. Don’t know how I missed it, but it sounds SO much like him that I believed it was true!,” she tweeted later.

However, the apology failed to calm the Commander-In-Chief's fury, as he struck back at the Beaches actress at 1.30am.

“Washed up psycho @BetteMidler was forced to apologize for a statement she attributed to me that turned out to be totally fabricated by her in order to make ‘your great president’ look really bad. She got caught, just like the Fake News Media gets caught. A sick scammer!” he wrote.

Midler, a frequent and vocal critic of Trump, was clearly non-plussed by the slur.

She later tweeted: “Trump said he was greeted by thousands in the UK, but they were actually thousands of protesters. How does he always hear the opposite of the truth?

“Donald, if you’re reading this you SHOULD NOT slam your d**k in a door!”

Read more: Trump’s hair at church service baffles

Trump’s trip to the UK has been typically fraught with gaffes thus far.

The US president appeared to nod off during a speech by the Queen (who he also seemed to ‘fist-bump’ on greeting her), denied calling Meghan Markle ‘nasty’, despite having been recorded doing so, and also denied the protests, which attracted tens of thousands of people to the streets of London, happened, despite being able to hear them from Downing Street.