President Donald Trump claimed at a special White House dinner for only his Evangelical Christian supporters that if Democrats win in the November midterms, they will become violent.
When asked to clarify two days later, Trump stood by his claim.
During Trump's closed door, invitation only dinner with evangelical Christian leaders, the President stated he nixed the law forbidding churches and charities from officially endorsing political candidates.
In reality, the law still remains, despite efforts made in Congress last year to eradicate it.
The statement was made during an appeal for the religious leaders to place pressure from the pulpit on their parishioners to go vote for Trump endorsed candidates in November. Because nothing was more important to Jesus than Republican Ted Cruz defeating Democrat Beto O'Rourke for a Senate seat in Texas in 2018.
On the topic of the November midterm elections, Trump said if Democrats win:
"...they will overturn everything that we've done and they'll do it quickly and violently, and violently. [sic] There's violence. When you look at Antifa and you look at some of these groups — these are violent people."
So much for Trump's prior claim that White Supremacists and anti-fascist protesters had "good people on both sides."
But Bette Midler is having none of it.
When Broadway, film and recording star Bette Midler got wind of Trump's claim that Democrats are "violent people," she immediately responded on Twitter.
Now Trump’s saying Democrats are going to be “violent” if they win big in November? What are we going to do? Throw… https://t.co/y8ikqU84kV— Bette Midler (@Bette Midler)1535644292.0
The internet is loving Bette's rebuttal.
@BetteMidler @dawneoz Ok I needed that laugh!!( I'm still smiling)!— Betty Gordon (@Betty Gordon)1535694746.0
@BetteMidler I just got a New Yorker tote and have been wondering what to do with it. I'll save it for November an… https://t.co/7fQRcqndDM— Emma Peel (@Emma Peel)1535688370.0
Others offered Democrats alternates to their tote bags.
@BetteMidler @BoxyLadies Pelt them with kale and library books, I guess.— Sweatpants & Coffee (@Sweatpants & Coffee)1535730925.0
@BetteMidler @jaquabri https://t.co/Zoj0AuGAgV— Sheletha⚜️the ☮️ResisterSister🕉️ (@Sheletha⚜️the ☮️ResisterSister🕉️)1535691868.0
@BetteMidler I plan to wave my ACLU card back & forth. Vigorously.— Not that Karen (@Not that Karen)1535678367.0
@BetteMidler @Caissie Drive up silently behind them in our electric/hybrid cars and then honk. Startles galore!— Aging Gen-X-er (@Aging Gen-X-er)1535692537.0
@BetteMidler @robin_devan We could hurl our Rick Steves CDs at them while Yanni plays in the background.— Caroline Burks (@Caroline Burks)1535723900.0
@AliceNavada @BetteMidler I could hurl my yoga mat. 🤣🤣🤣— RDeVan (@RDeVan)1535725361.0
@BetteMidler Perhaps he's worried about the knitting needles? https://t.co/BDBJDW1NOe— Elastigirl Persists 🌊🇺🇲 (@Elastigirl Persists 🌊🇺🇲)1535711359.0
@BetteMidler https://t.co/oGrELYrPVP— Ariel Butler (@Ariel Butler)1535740196.0
While others just showed their appreciation for Midler's wit.
@BetteMidler Oh Bette...I love you! 😂😂— John Bolton's Mustache (@John Bolton's Mustache)1535695136.0
@HuffPost @BetteMidler lol 👌👏— spartandhyaa (@spartandhyaa)1535722075.0
#BetteMidler comments are PRICELESS! https://t.co/DgbtF2V4wY— Judith K. Bogdanove (@Judith K. Bogdanove)1535828657.0
@JayValenz67 @Nicoxw1 @Yahoo 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/8n39tJgPo4— #WeNeedHer (@#WeNeedHer)1535742281.0
Bette went on to share a photo of her newly acquired weapons of choice.
Mmmm, boy, this Tweeting stuff sure pays off!!! PBS Tote bags!! For days!! https://t.co/nFtwxTEfsw— Bette Midler (@Bette Midler)1535766813.0
You can buy your own PBS tote here.