By Megan Sheets For Dailymail.com
Published: 03:07 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 03:39 BST, 5 June 2019
Donald Trump has lashed out at 'washed up psycho' and 'sick scammer' Bette Midler after the actress apologized for unwittingly sharing a fake quote from the president.
Midler, 73, tweeted a debunked meme which featured a quote from a 1990s People Magazine interview in which Trump purportedly said: 'If I were to run, I'd run as a Republican. They're the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they'd still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific.'
The meme first surfaced during the 2016 campaign, at which point Politifact determined that there is no record of the then-Democrat making such a comment.
Twitter users quickly informed Midler of her mistake, and she responded in a tweet dripping with sarcasm.
'I apologize; this quote turns out to be a fake from way back in '15-16,' she wrote.
'Don't know how I missed it, but it