Hollywood favourite Bette Midler has named an Australian icon in her latest attack on US president Donald Trump.
The actress took to Twitter to slam Trump for his executive order to reverse a range of America’s climate change policies, saying he was contributing to the deterioration of The Great Barrier Reef.
“#GreatBarrierReef is dead because of warming oceans, & #Trump rolls back climate change regulations. Short-sighted. Dim witted. PLAIN EVIL,” she wrote on her official Twitter page.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) March 29, 2017
Trump announced his new energy strategy overnight, ditching former president Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which aimed to slash carbon emissions from power plants across the country to help meet the Paris climate change accord.
The new Energy Independence order aims to revive drilling and mining across America and reintroduce coal as a major source of power.
“I am taking historic steps to lift restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion, and to cancel job-killing regulations,” Mr Trump said at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters.
Midler, who was a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton, has been an outspoken critic of Trump since he took office. She often vents her frustrations against him on social media and pokes fun at his administration.
Found outside Trump Tower! pic.twitter.com/n8l4BWaPWs
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) March 24, 2017