Bette Midler Attacks West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice: ‘His Dog’s Ass Would Make a Better Governor’

Office of the Governor/Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images
Office of the Governor/Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images

Left-wing actress Bette Midler attacked West Virginia Governor Jim Justice (R) on Friday, tweeting, “I’d say his dog’s ass would make a better Governor than him!”

“BTW, here are the state rankings of all the areas and agencies for which the so-called ‘Governor’ of WVA, #JimJustice, is responsible,” tweeted Bette Midler on Thursday. “Judging from these rankings, I’d say his dog’s ass would make a better Governor than him!”

In her tweet, Midler included a photo of West Virginia’s rankings in areas like health care, education, and the economy, showing that the state ranked in 47th, 45th, and 48th, respectively.

The screenshot of the rankings appear to be sourced from U.S. News & World Report.

Midler was likely responding to a Thursday remark from Governor Justice, in which he flashed his pet bulldog’s buttocks to the cameras and told the actress to kiss the animal’s “hiney.”

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Justice’s display came after comments Midler made late last year, in which the Freak Show actress described people from West Virginia as “poor, illiterate and strung out” while she was on a vicious rant targeting at Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who had recently voted against President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan.

After insulting West Virginians, Midler received instant backlash, including from one West Virginia coal miner, who pointed out that people from his state contribute far more to the United States than the Hollywood actress.

After falling under fire, the Jinxed! actress switched to damage control mode and issued an apology to the “good people” of West Virginia for her latest “outburst.” adding that she was just “seeing red” over Manchin’s decision.

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