Hollywood icon Bette Midler makes no secret about her displeasure with President Trump and his entire administration.
And over the weekend she went for the jugular in a tweet aimed at Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Midler started off her tweet in a lighthearted enough way, seemingly celebrating the opening of the film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, starring Angelina Jolie, saying:
"Maleficent is playing in theaters this weekend!"
And then she turned it right around to slam DeVos, adding:
"It's also been playing at the Department of Education since 2017."
Maleficent is playing in theaters this weekend! It's also been playing at the Department of Education since 2017. https://t.co/ie0akpyZ4S— Bette Midler (@Bette Midler)1571579689.0
And if anyone knows about evil witches, it's Bette Midler. She played the deliciously evil Winifred Sanderson in the 1993 Halloween classic Hocus Pocus.
It isn't the first time Midler has thrown shade at DeVos and her policies. She's tweeted out some other rather epic digs since Trump took office in 2017.
Betsy DeVos wants to roll back protections for sexual assault victims on campus, just in case her boss ever wants to visit a campus.— Bette Midler (@Bette Midler)1505006414.0
Someone untied Betsy Devos’ $40 million yacht & set it adrift. She wants to cut education to the bone, when she’s g… https://t.co/lYiea4BNJZ— Bette Midler (@Bette Midler)1532729630.0
Betsy DeVos is considering a plan that would allow states to use federal funds to buy teachers guns. They’ll still… https://t.co/ZRTnnw3eIT— Bette Midler (@Bette Midler)1535123029.0
Not everyone thinks her comparison to Maleficent is fair, however...To Maleficent.
@BetteMidler Ahem... that is an insult to Malificent.— Professor* Harbinger (@Professor* Harbinger)1571607108.0
@BetteMidler Maleficent does less damage.— Lizzle McNizzle (@Lizzle McNizzle)1571580055.0
@BetteMidler Not even close. At least Maleficent care about all creatures. She could care less.— TeckieGirl #DemCast ✊🏽💃🏽❤️🐶🍪 (@TeckieGirl #DemCast ✊🏽💃🏽❤️🐶🍪)1571580143.0
@BetteMidler This is not at all fair to Maleficent - Davos is actually pure evil incarnate while Maleficent has her… https://t.co/kFmqhWdmMq— Aurora White (@Aurora White)1571580019.0
@BetteMidler Nooooo that's not fair to Maleficent Ms. Midler. Maleficent is beautiful, loving and she cares about… https://t.co/mn8g2zm1ui— Erika'Flintstone'4lyfe 🌊💜🦋 (@Erika'Flintstone'4lyfe 🌊💜🦋)1571584399.0
Though some did have suggestions of other baddies that might be a better fit.
@BetteMidler https://t.co/crFvOE6Qp6— Timothy Ferris (@Timothy Ferris)1571579826.0
@BetteMidler She’s not clever enough to be Malificent. She’s Professor Umbrage from Hogwarts to the absolute life.— Jane Caro (@Jane Caro)1571640227.0
@BetteMidler And all this time, I thought that was Dolores Umbridge.— Kris’ Bell (@Kris’ Bell)1571579893.0
@BetteMidler #BetsyDeVos is doing such a good job as Dolores #Umbridge ... #HarryPotter #Trump @usedgov #education https://t.co/44elbeU2Vd— Michael van Mind (@Michael van Mind)1571581340.0
@BetteMidler Cruella Devos indeed! https://t.co/fYOSLjiLhb— Christy (@Christy)1571579759.0
@BetteMidler Cruella https://t.co/GTNAy48gSr— baffled (@baffled)1571608987.0
@BetteMidler She reminds me more of Annabelle than Maleficent.— Ivie (@Ivie)1571591283.0
But it may be the legal system that gets the last laugh, as a judge recently threatened DeVos with jail time after she violated a 2018 order that barred her from collecting student loan debt from students who attended a now-defunct for-profit college.
Then, just last week, DeVos fittingly slammed Democrats' plans to offer tuition-free educations and eliminate student loans as "crazy."
She's certainly living up to her reputation.
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