Bette Midler says Trump's overwhelming jealousy of Obama over healthcare policy 'will kill us all'
'There is no end to the cruelty and malignancy of Trump and his horrifying administration'
Anti-Trump actress Bette Midler has once again slammed President Donald Trump, this time saying his “overwhelming jealousy” of Obama “will kill us all.” She was responding to reports that his administration had decided not to re-open Obamacare marketplaces to new customers.
An anonymous White House official allegedly told Politico that the Trump administration had opted against re-opening Obamacare's Healthcare.gov marketplaces for a special enrollment period and that they were "exploring other options."
The Affordable Care Act already allows special enrollment for people who have lost their workplace health plans, according to Politico, and some states run their own insurance markets having already resumed enrollment.
Bette Midler took to Twitter to criticize the alleged White House decision, writing that “there is no end to the cruelty and malignancy of @realdDonaldJTrump and his horrifying administration.” “His overwhelming jealousy of @BarackObama will kill us all," she added.
The POTUS' alleged decision should not come as a surprise considering he campaigned on the promise to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. In 2017, an attempt to repeal the law failed by a small margin in the Senate. However, Trump successfully eliminated the individual mandate portion of the act and his administration is also backing lawsuits challenging the legality of the law.
This is not the first time the 'Beaches' star has railed against the president and his administration.
She recently floated a conspiracy theory alleging Trump lied about testing negative for coronavirus disease and showing no symptoms of the disease. The actress tweeted about her doubts over the president's health on March 15, saying she doesn't believe him when he says he hasn't contracted the deadly virus. “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?” Midler wrote.
However, the president has, in fact, tested negative for COVID-19, according to an announcement by White House physician Sean P Conley. The test took place after reports that a member of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro's delegation that recently visited Mar-a-Lago had tested positive for the virus later on.
Midler has also repeatedly criticized the president for his response to the coronavirus.
Last month, she falsely claimed that Trump had called the life-threatening virus a hoax. This came after the president used the term at a recent campaign rally to describe the Democratic party's alleged efforts to politicize the outbreak in a bid to hurt his administration.
On February 21, the 'Hocus Pocus' star once again slammed the president for criticizing the movie, 'Parasite', which won the Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards.
“How bad were the Academy Awards this year? The winner is a movie from South Korea. What the hell was that all about? We’ve got enough problems with South Korea, with trade,” Trump said during a recent campaign rally in Colorado. “And after all that, they give them best movie of the year?”
In response, Midler took to social media to call out the POTUS on his comments. "At his rally, #Trump complained about #Parasite winning the Oscar," she wrote. "I’m more upset that a parasite won the White House."