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West Virginia’s Governor says Bette Midler can kiss his dog’s rear end

Sep 18, 2021; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and his dog, "Baby Dog" flip the coin to begin the game at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has not forgotten the comments singer and actress Bette Midler made about his state back in December.

The actress sent an angry tweet after Sen. Joe Manchin refused to support President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act. Midler called West Virginians “poor, illiterate and strung out.”

The 70-year-old Republican governor responded during his televised State of the State address at the state Capitol Thursday night.

He held up his English bulldog and flashed its rear end to the cameras, saying “Babydog tells Bette Midler and all those out there: Kiss her heinie.”

 

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