Bette Midler live-tweeted the Republican National Convention on Tuesday (August 25) and called First Lady Melania Trump an “illegal alien.”
What Bette Midler Had to Say
The 74-year-old singer and actress live-tweeted the event and wrote about the first lady in a not so kind light. Even Biden supporters called her tweets Xenophobic among countless other terms.
“#beBest is back,” she wrote, referencing Melania’s anti-bullying initiative. “A UGE bore! She can speak several words in a few languages. Get that illegal alien off the stage!” she initially tweeted. “Oh, God. She still can’t speak English,” she later added.
Additionally, she shared her overall distaste for Melania. “Why are they promoting this awful person, #melania?” Midler questioned by the same token. “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 thru the 9th Circle of Hell. #beBust“
Furthermore, Midler referenced Donald’s attempt to defund the United States Postal Service by calling out his previous wives. “I’m surprised Trump wants to destroy the #PostOffice. He got all his wives from it,” she joked.
See the tweets, below.
Her Revised Statement
The next day (August 26), Midler made an amendment to her previous tweet concerning the first lady. Midler responded to the backlash together with her distaste for the event.
“Well, all hell has broken loose because I said Melania ‘still can’t speak English’ last night,” she continued. “I was wrong to make fun of her accent. America is made up people who speak with all kinds of accents, and they are all welcomed always.”
See the tweets, below.
What Bette Had to Say About Donald Trump
Midler will seemingly continue to live tweet the RNC. She has been sharing tens of tweets concerning politics, the convention, and Trump. She has also openly shared her support of presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Finally, on Thursday (August 27), Midler called Donald Trump Vladmir Putin, something that has become a trending topic on social media.
“Putin’s Grand Plan is currently on vivid display as the #RNC trots out its lies, and race war,” she wrote. “The Russian asset currently causing all this mayhem takes “no responsibility”, but the endgame will be tragic, the death of our Republic, as he installs himself as dictator-for-life.”