Bette Midler, 74, learns to use her kitchen appliances amid coronavirus lockdown: 'I’m starting to know them'
Singer-songwriter Bette Midler took to Twitter on Tuesday, March 31, to publicly salute housekeepers and express gratitude for her kitchen appliances. Midler suggested that considering she had to spend more time at home in isolation amid the coronavirus crisis, she had gotten to know how to use her kitchen appliances better.
"I never knew my appliances as well as I’m starting to know them,” the Broadway star tweeted. "So grateful to #Kenmore and #Maytag. This is no joke. I salute housekeepers around the globe, doing your best to keep your families well, safe and alive."
It is not yet clear where Middler is currently residing, whether in New York City or Los Angeles. Both the cities, however, are on lockdown. The singer, who has a net worth of roughly $230 million, had listed her lavish New York City penthouse for sale to the tune of $50 million in September 2019.
Midler, a staunch critic of Trump, has been talking about the coronavirus pandemic response in the country, recently accusing President Donald Trump of lying about his own coronavirus test results.
“You know, #Donald says he has tested negative for #Coronavirus. But why should we believe him? He has lied over 16,000 times in the last three years! Why would he not be lying now?” she asked.
She made the statement after the White House announced that Trump tested negative for coronavirus. Trump, who took the test, had initially reportedly refused the test after at least two Brazilian leaders he dined with at Mar-a-Lago last month had tested positive for coronavirus.
Midler, last week, had also tweeted slamming the president, claiming that the people on the frontlines were “struggling, dying because of YOU, and your colossal ineptitude!”
"If you had any brains, ability, common sense, or heart, you would recognize your incompetence and get the fuck out of the way. You are the problem!" the broadway star had tweeted.
She also commented on Trump's daily White House press briefings on coronavirus, writing: "Yes, I’m wearing a mask, but it’s on my hair to cover my roots. And when Trump is on TV, I use two of them to cover my ears. #DesperateMeasures."
Midler also mentioned Trump's feud with New York City Andrew Cuomo in a tweet on Wednesday, April 1, writing: "#Trump, who picks fights w/govs who criticize his efforts, took aim at Mr Cuomo on Tuesday, saying that #Cuomo 'shouldn’t be complaining; he has a lot of ventilators. The problem is, with some people, no matter how much you give it’s never enough.' WHEN IS ENOUGH FLATTERY ENOUGH?"
Trump, commenting on the rising number of deaths in New York City on Tuesday, blamed the state for a "late start" in combating coronavirus, alleging Governor Andrew Cuomo "hit paydirt" with "hospitals and ships."
"For whatever reason, New York got off to a late start and you see what happens when you get off to a late start," Trump said at the White House press briefing. "New Jersey got off to - and I think both governors are doing an excellent job… but they got off to a very late start."
The United States has recorded 189,753 coronavirus cases with over 4,000 lives lost to Covid-19 in March.