Entertainer Bette Midler was ripped on social media after mocking Melania TrumpMelania TrumpFormer aide sees Melania Trump as 'the doomed French queen': book If another 9/11 happened in a divided 2021, could national unity be achieved again? Former Trump aide Stephanie Grisham planning book: report MORE's accent during the first lady's Republican National Committee speech from the Rose Garden late Tuesday and for referring to her as an “illegal alien.”
“#beBest is back! A UGE bore! She can speak several words in a few languages. Get that illegal alien off the stage!” Midler tweeted to her 1.9 million followers.
#beBest is back! A UGE bore! She can speak several words in a few languages. Get that illegal alien off the stage!— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) August 26, 2020
“Oh, God. She still can’t speak English,” the 74-year-old singer and actress also wrote.
Oh, God. She still can’t speak English.— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) August 26, 2020
The backlash to Midler was swift on social media.
Who knew xenophobia was the wind beneath your wings! https://t.co/wh1UMJd5Og— Kennedy (@KennedyNation) August 26, 2020
Oh, God. Bette Midler’s a racist. https://t.co/spfK9GIX4X— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 26, 2020
How many languages do you speak, Bette? Melania: Slovenian, English, French, Italian, and German.— Ross Kaminsky (@Rossputin) August 26, 2020
There’s some real venom here.... https://t.co/j1OV3hUKqr— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) August 26, 2020
Are you actually mocking an immigrant who became the First Lady of the United States for her accent?— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) August 26, 2020
Melania Trump, 50, was born and raised in Yugoslavia before coming to the U.S., with her first language being Slovenian. She also speaks four other languages: English, French, German and Italian.
She described President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE as a champion for families during her keynote address to the GOP convention and implored Americans to reelect him.