- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Celebrity activist Bette Midler has turned to God for an impassioned plea to end President Trump’s reelection dreams.

The Hocus Pocus” star and singer tweeted about her great trepidation over the prospect of Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden’s campaign falling short before turning to the Lord for help.

“Are you there, God? It’s me, Bette. I’m so scared God,” she wrote Monday. “We have a fascist in the #WhiteHouse, a racist criminal who hates democracy, denies science & kills our citizens! #ElectionDay is next week. What if he wins? We won’t have a country! Please let #JoeBiden win. Thank you.”

Ms. Midler recently made headlines with a turn to God of a different sort when she mocked first lady Melania Trump’s English during the Republican National Convention.

“Oh, God. She still can’t speak English,” the liberal activist tweeted during Mrs. Trump’s speech.

“Growing up as a young child in Slovenia, which was under communist rule at the time, I always heard about an amazing place called America — a land that stood for freedom and opportunity,” Mrs. Trump told the nation. “As I grew older, it became my goal to move to the United States and follow my dream of working in the fashion industry. My parents worked very hard to ensure our family could not only leave and prosper in America, but also contribute to a nation that allows for people to arrive with a dream and make it reality.”

Ms. Midler deleted the tweet and apologized in response to a wave of criticism.

“All hell has broken loose because I said Melania ‘still can’t speak English’ last night,” she wrote. “I was wrong to make fun of her accent. America is made up people who speak with all kinds of accents, and they are all welcomed always.”

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