Bette Midler apologizes to West Virginia residents for ‘poor, illiterate, strung out’ tweet

On Monday the star revealed her disappointment with Manchin, who represents West Virginia, when the Democratic senator revealed he would not support President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act.

Midler initially 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,” she composed. “He wants us all to be just like his state, West Virginia. Poor, illiterate and strung out.”

There was speedy reaction and Middler later on tweeted an apology.

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

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.