Bette Midler made waves with her claim that all of West Virginia is “poor, illiterate, and strung out.” That claim, fired off after he refused to back the Build Back Better bill and meant as an insult against Manchin, quickly backfired on her, drawing the ire of many West Virginians.
One such pissed off West Virginian is Bo Copley, a coal miner who went on Fox and Friends to voice his displeasure over Midler’s remarks. Watch him here:
As you can see in the video, he first jokes about her irrelevance, saying “I think my first reaction was, ‘Bette Who?’ I don’t really recall anything that she’s done too significant here in the last little bit.”
Then, building on that irrelevance and adding that West Virginians have more pressing concerns than some self-important blue check on Twitter, Copley says “I don’t think a lot of West Virginians are losing sleep over it. The only thing to lose sleep over is getting up early and heading out and going to work.”
Then, he goes ahead and wallops her with the best point yet: West Virginians do far more for the country than she ever has. In his words:
“It does get tiresome. They have the platforms. They’re the people that can get their tweets read and for people react to. But, honestly, we know, deep in our hearts, the things that we do here in this state really drive this nation far more than someone like Bette Midler or Hollywood liberal elitists.”
And, in any case, as Copley points out, the supposedly “poor, illiterate, and strung out” people she denigrated in her vicious tweet could do a far better job at her job than she does:
“The way I look at it, I’m sure there are way more people in this state that could do her job than any of these jobs that she can possibly do.
“So, I would throw that gauntlet down and say, ‘You come to do what we do and see how well you do at it, or give us a chance to do what you do.’
“And, I promise you, we could do better at what she does.”
His comments really packed a punch! Maybe next time Midler will think twice before insulting hard-working Americans!