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December 21, 2021

Bette Midler Blasts Poor People, Drug Addicts, and Others in Tone-Deaf Jab at Joe Manchin

Western Journal – Controversy and criticism continues to rain down on West Virginia’s Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin after he announced he would not be supporting the Build Back Better bill. Celebrity singer, actress and comedian Bette Midler has now added her voice to the mix. Read the full article.

But instead of just criticizing Manchin, Midler aimed a low blow at West Virginia as a state.

“What #JoeManchin, who represents a population smaller than Brooklyn, has done to the rest of America, who wants to move forward, not backward, like his state, is horrible. He sold us out. He wants us all to be just like his state, West Virginia. Poor, illiterate and strung out,” she tweeted.

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