It wasn’t that long ago that Donald Trump was tweeting about
how former star Bette Midler was a “washed-up psycho.” I commented at the time that such public
drivel was unbecoming of the high office of President of the United
States. I wish someone could have gotten
word to Bette that her efforts to prove the President right are not overly
If you’re curious what I’m talking about, you can be
forgiven. It’s hard to keep up with all
the nonsense that populates our social media world these days. But in case you missed it, Midler decided to
launch another broadside at President Trump, and in the process, managed to out
herself as a verifiable racist.
Here’s what she dropped from her account (which has since been deleted):
I don’t even think it’s necessary to do a, “Imagine if Trump
had tweeted something about a ‘blackground,’” thought experiment. It’s vile.
But what I find far more contemptuous is the premise behind her entire
tweet – that no black person could support Trump of his or her own volition. In other words, “all blacks must think as I
I’ve said before and will say again that the degree of
overt, unmasked, vile racism directed routinely at black conservatives is
astounding and sickening. The assumption
of ownership of their bodies has given way to the assumption of ownership of
their minds. For a society that claims
to be so racially conscious these days, how can this be allowed a pass?
No conservative herself, actress Kirstie Alley was one of
the most notable voices willing to call out Midler’s racism:
To be honest, this is as bad as it was about a year ago when
liberals like actress Alyssa Milano, comedian Pete Davidson, and TV host Don
Lemon made racist attacks on Kanye West for daring to not believe “as a black
The whole thing is grotesque and this entire mode of
thinking needs to be called out for what it is: true racism.