Morgantown, West Virginia – Last month, Bette Midler referred to West Virginians as “poor, illiterate and strung out” on social media after Senator Joe Manchin refused to support President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act.
Moments ago, Governor Jim Justice had some strong words for Midler and ended his State of the State address today by holding up his bulldog “Babydog”, showing its butt to the camera and saying, “Babydog tells Bette Midler and all those out there: Kiss her heinie!”
Justice continued, “Absolutely too many people doubted us. They never believed in West Virginia. They told every bad joke in the world about us.”
Gov. Jim Justice gets mad at Bette Midler for saying that West Virginians are "poor, Illiterate, and strung out" – which, BTW, Data seems to suggest!
Gov. Justice responded by showing a dog's butt.
It's *almost* like he's too illiterate to use words.
You know, almost.:-) https://t.co/OUgPZ6zv1S
— Mark Judson For Congress – Scorched Earth Dem 2022 (@Judson4Congress) January 28, 2022
Midler responded with a tweet that was quickly taken down that called Justice a “stereotypical Southern male.” Although that message was removed, she did retweet a message that said, “Here we can see a dog’s asshole. Right next to it is the butt of Jim Justice’s dog.”
Here we can see a dog’s asshole.
Right next to it is the butt of Jim Justice’s dog. pic.twitter.com/Dt1FuWM60r
— Santiago Mayer (@santiagomayer_) January 28, 2022