Bette Midler Questions Trump's COVID Quarantine, Says It's 'Convenient'

Bette Midler has responded to news that President Donald Trump and Melania Trump are in quarantine and the actress thinks the timing is "convenient."

The Hocus Pocus actress is famously not a fan of the President or his administration.

Taking to Twitter Friday morning Midler tweeted: "Just learned that Hope Hicks tested positive for COVID. Timing's so interesting. I guess Trump's quarantining will mean no rallies, and no more debates. Convenient."

She added: "It's awful to always think the worst, but after four years of relentless lying? Can't be helped. No trust left."

Just learned that Hope Hicks tested positive for Covid. Timing’s so interesting. I guess Trump’s quarantining will mean no rallies, and no more debates. Convenient. It’s awful to always think the worst, but after four years of relentless lying? Can’t be helped. No trust left.

— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) October 2, 2020

The tweet was sent less than an hour before the President and First Lady both confirmed that they tested positive for coronavirus and are isolating at the White House.

Taking to Twitter Thursday night, the President shared the news with the public, tweeting: "Tonight,@FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!"

The two first went into quarantine after advisor Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus after Hicks has traveled with them on Air Force One.

The First Lady tweeted early Friday morning: "As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together."

Several others have echoed Midler's views on the Trumps' coronavirus diagnosis, with some speculating if he is lying.

I see a lot of people saying Trump could be lying. Certainly not implausible. But maybe the fat fucking moron who hates masks got Covid, also

— Dan O'Sullivan (@Bro_Pair) October 2, 2020

so many questions—which we have to ask:

1. Is he lying?
2. What if he dies before the election?
3. What if he gets so sick he can’t run?
4. What if he recovers instantly and says “it’s no big deal?”
5. Would Pence have a better chance than Trump in the election at this point?

— (@Jason) October 2, 2020

The thing about Trump and the mini Trumps everywhere is that they have zero morals and zero shame. They are capable of just about anything. So if he's not showing symptoms of Covid he could be lying in a desperate attempt to get the elections postponed

— Samrat X সম্রাট (@MrSamratX) October 2, 2020

You know Trump’s been lying too much when half the country believes he has covid and the other half does not. (I just took a poll)

— Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny) October 2, 2020

However, Trump's physician, Sean Conley has released a statement on the President's condition, saying he received "confirmation that both President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 Virus."

Midler recently came under fire for poking fun at Melania Trump's English after the First Lady spoke at this year's Republican National Convention.

"Oh, God. She still can't speak English," Midler tweeted during the Slovenian born former model's speech, leading to many deeming her "racist" on Twitter.

Bette Midler
Bette Midler attends the WSJ. Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards sponsored by Harry Winston and Rémy Martin at MOMA on November 06, 2019 in New York City. Lars Niki/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine Innovators Awards

At the first presidential debate, Trump made a point of saying that he does not wear a mask as much as democratic nominee Joe Biden does.

"I don't have, I don't wear a mask like him. Every time you see him, he's got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away from him, and he shows up with the biggest mask I've ever seen," the President said.

Now, with just over one month before voters head to the polls on November 3, the President and his inner circle will now be required to quarantine for 15 days.