The artist made this controversial comment on Twitter as Melania delivered a speech on the second night of the Republican National Convention.
Bette Midler has been on the receiving end of criticism after directing a xenophobic attack at the First Lady Melania Trump. The artist made this controversial comment on Twitter as Melania delivered a speech on the second night of the Republican National Convention from the White House’s Rose Garden, per The Independent. The American star, who has long spoken out against President Trump and his family, described Melania as a "uge bore" before calling for "that illegal alien" to be taken off stage. Although she may have just used Trump's own description of migrants, she was widely scrutinized for it. During the speech, Midler had tweeted: Oh, God. She still can’t speak English.
“No matter that Donald Trump says, he didn’t do a “good job.” With months of warning and near-infinite resources, he did a worse job than every other government on the entire planet, a job so awful that years from now all we’ll remember is, in a crisis, Trump failed the nation.”— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) April 6, 2020
Some quickly came to the FLOTUS' defense pointing that Melania can instead speak five languages — Slovenian, English, French, Italian, and German. She’s on her fifth language, Bette. I’m not nearly as good in my fifth as I am in English. How’s your first language doing? shared one Twitter user. Another John Betts wrote: My - how ‘classy’ of you to disparage the accent of someone born in a foreign country. Melania Trump, who was born in Slovenia, moved to the US legally in 1996. She started dating Trump in 1998 before tying the knot in 2005. A year later, in 2006, she became a U.S. citizen.
Midler had also tweeted: You are one lucky Slovenian! And after all that surgery, you hit a kind of horrible jackpot, chained to [a] colossal idiot. But Melania's supporters suggested that the actress was jealous of the "beautiful" First Lady. Bette we can all see how incredibly jealous you are of this wonderful 1st lady. She’s the most gracious and beautiful 1st Lady since Jackie Kennedy. Absolutely love her. Oh and she’s smart too, wrote BarbaraS. Even as the Twitterverse accused Midler of xenophobia, she countered the attack by sharing an old video of Melania being racist. She was seen pushing for the birtherism conspiracy theories, echoing the same demands as her husband for Brack Obama to show his birth certificate in the video.
This incident happened long after the former President had already shown the certificate of live birth. Shared the video, Midler wrote: BUSTED! Here’s FLOTUS, in her previous incarnation as a racist and a birther. Now she’s getting the #SaintMelania treatment. Don’t fall for it. She’s no Jackie O, no matter how hard they try. Of course, she didn't ease up her comments on Melania with that and added, "Melania lacks warmth so severely that I just had to turn my AC down. The Hocus Pocus actor couldn't seem to digest watching the FLOTUS speak highly of her husband during the Republican National Convention. Why are they promoting this awful person, Melania? Was it in her contract? She says it feels like just yesterday they were at their first convention. Maybe to you, Mel. For the rest of us, every day has been a horrible slog through the 9th Circle of Hell, she shared.
I thought Melania was a fan of Jacquie Kennedy? Wasn't her inauguration outfit compared to Jacquie's style of dress; but I could be wrong? In any case, she destroyed the rose garden!😠— judylusty (@judylusty2) August 26, 2020
Midler also had a lot to say about Trump's less than adequate handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Donald Trump has allowed 175,000 Americans to die. He does not know what he is doing; he has no strategy and no plan. He is in over his head. His only interest is Donald Trump, read one of her tweets. She even went to the extent of labeling the POTUS a murderer, sharing a New York Times story titled Inside Trump’s Failure: The Rush to Abandon Leadership Role on the Virus. One of the saddest documents you will ever read. Donald J Trump is a murderer. Stupid, callous uncaring; all in all the biggest catastrophe to ever befall our poor nation. I can’t stop crying, Midler wrote.
Last night at the RNC several speakers, like Melania Trump and Larry Kudlow, spoke about the virus in the past tense.— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 26, 2020
1,212 virus deaths were reported yesterday, along with 38,712 new infections.
Targeting Trump's obsession with TV rating, she tweeted: Every aspect of Trump’s crisis management has been annexed by his psychopathology. As Americans die, he boasts about his television ratings. As Americans die, he crows that he’s No. 1 on Facebook, which isn’t close to true. But it is true that all eyes are on him. Although Trump ignored the coronavirus pandemic, Melania did address the issue at the Republican convention. "My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone who has lost a loved one and my prayers are with those who are ill or suffering. I know many people are anxious and some feel helpless. I want you to know you are not alone," she said, according to CNN.