Bette Midler has been a vocal critic of Donald Trump and his administration. The Divine Miss M is well-known for speaking her mind, as Trump’s Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany recently discovered.
Midler had some blunt words for McEnany after she used Twitter to boast that the Wayne County, Mich., the board of canvassers had given new life to the Trump administration’s desperate efforts to stay in power after Joe Biden was declared president-elect in the 2020 presidential election.
McEnany tweeted, “After presenting 234 pages of sworn affidavits raising allegations of fraud in Wayne County, Michigan voting, the Wayne County Board of Canvassers has DECLINED to certify their portion of the Michigan vote. Joining @seanhannity with more at 9:00 pm ET!”
McEnany was correct when she stated that two Republican canvassers initially refused to certify votes in Wayne County despite not having any evidence of fraud. The pair later agreed that there was no reason not to certify the results, but they also called for an independent audit.
“With all due respect, Kayleigh, go f—k yourself,” Midler tweeted. “IMHO, Harvard has a lot to answer for.”
IHMO is internet slang for “In My Humble Opinion.”
Trump also celebrated the early decision in Michigan and for a bit, it seemed to give him some type of hope that he had a chance to stay in power.
Trump and Midler have exchanged insults on social media throughout his time in office. Back in 2019, there was an exchange in which Trump, while in Great Britain tweeted, “Wind Beneath My Wings” singer was a “washed up psycho.”
“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!”
Midler hilariously referred to that exchange as her own “personal Battle of the Bulge.”
McEnany remains one of Trump’s most vocal supporters. She has pushed his voter fraud allegations despite having no evidence to back them up. She gave a press conference that was so unhinged with falsehoods that Fox News cut away from her.
During that press conference, she accused Democrats of welcoming election fraud, but could not supply and credible evidence to support her statement.
McEnany has also recently suggested that she wants to see Pennsylvania throw away all of the mail-in ballots that arrived after Election Day. She made the comments despite knowing that the Supreme Court ruled back in October that ballots could be counted up to three days after November 3.
Donald Trump has baselessly claimed to have already won the election. Later in the morning, he went on to allege “a major fraud on our nation” without having any evidence to back up his statement.
“We’re fighting for the American people to know sooner rather than later, we want the votes to be counted, we want the rules to be followed,” McEnany told Fox News.
“We believe every vote on Election Day should be counted,” she added. “But it’s those that arrive after the Election Day that we are fighting in court.”
McEnany’s comments were a direct contradiction to the October 19 Supreme Court ruling. McEnany’s comment also contradicts the understanding that Pennsylvania voters when they went to the polls.
Trump has already filed lawsuits in three states, including Pennsylvania, to halt them from counting remaining votes. A judge in Georgia has already thrown his lawsuit out.
Trump also insists that Arizona and Nevada, where he is currently trailing Biden, continue counting their votes.
Kayleigh McEnany says if Trump loses PA they will go to the supreme court to get ballots mailed before or on election day thrown out pic.twitter.com/rNWA959Nwr— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) November 5, 2020
McEnany is the White House press secretary, a government employee, however, when she appeared on Fox News she was listed only as a “senior advisor” to Trump’s reelection campaign.
McEnany has also stated that Trump will still pull off a victory by winning Georgia, Nevada, and Arizona.
“Philadelphia, in particular, has a history of very peculiar results,” McEnany told Fox News’ Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum.
“You had 59 different precincts where Mitt Romney got precisely zero votes [in 2012], which is very unlikely and curious indeed … You had a Democrat individual who was charged for — in 2014, 2015, and in 2016, — stuffing the ballot box with fraudulent ballots,” she claimed, “So we want to be on alert. “