Bette Midler apologizes for calling West Virginians 'poor, illiterate and strung out'

Bette Midler apologizes for calling West Virginians 'poor, illiterate and strung out'
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The Divine Miss Bette Midler apologized to West Virginia residents for what she called a “poor, illiterate, strung out” tweet about Sen. Joe Manchin.

Midler shared her frustration with Manchin after the Democratic senator announced he would not support President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act.

Midler originally tweeted “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,” Midler wrote. “He wants us all to be just like his state, West Virginia. Poor, illiterate and strung out.”

“I apologize to the good people of WVA for my last outburst,” she tweeted in part. “I’m just seeing red.”

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