Bette Midler defends Oscars against Trump: 'I'm more upset that a parasite won the White House'
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Bette Midler is taking a swipe at President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE for his criticism of "Parasite" as this year's best picture winner at the Oscars.

At a Thursday rally in Colorado, Trump remarked to the crowd of supporters "how bad" the Academy Awards earlier this month were.

“The winner is a movie from South Korea. What the hell was that all about? We’ve got enough problems with South Korea, with trade,” the president continued. “And after all that, they give them best movie of the year?”


“Parasite,” a class warfare satire directed by Bong Joon-ho, made history as the first non-English language film to win the top prize at the Oscars in the award show’s 92-year history.

After the commander in chief's comments, Midler — one of Trump's fiercest Hollywood critics — tweeted to her more than 1.8 million followers:

Trump and Midler have sparred before on social media. Last year, Trump called the "Beaches" actress a "washed up psycho" after she tweeted a fake quote attributed to him. 


The move studio behind “Parasite” also responded to Trump’s criticism with a tweet: