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Bette Midler Gets Hammered After Calling Melania Trump an ‘Illegal Alien’ Who ‘Can’t Speak English’

Bette Midler Gets Hammered After Calling Melania Trump an ‘Illegal Alien’ Who ‘Can’t Speak English’
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Left-wing Hollywood actress Bette Midler was mercilessly mocked after she called First Lady Melania Trump an “illegal immigrant” and mocked her accent after Trump delivered an address during the second night of the Republican National Convention.

As Trump began her address, Bette Midler tweeted: “#beBest is back! A UGE bore! She can speak several words in a few languages. Get that illegal alien off the stage!”

#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

Minutes later, she tweeted: “Oh, God. She still can’t speak English.”

Oh, God. She still can’t speak English.

— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) August 26, 2020

Midler’s xenophobic tweets about Trump sparked a backlash from the right — and the left, from many who pointed out that Melania Trump actually speaks five languages and English is not her first language.

Conservative media personality Allie Beth Stuckey tweeted: “Called it. The same people who call Trump a racist.”

Called it. The same people who call Trump a racist. https://t.co/qxHPZ3sfxy

— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) August 26, 2020

Radio host Dana Loesch noted that Midler could only speak one language: “Xenophobe who speaks one language mocks immigrant who can speak five.”

Xenophobe who speaks one language mocks immigrant who can speak five. https://t.co/zgZ9tWVwdr

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 26, 2020

Journalist Ryan Saavedra tweeted the five languages that Trump is fluent in, including: her native language of Slovenian, English, French, Serbian, and German.

Melania Trump is fluent in 5 languages:

-Slovenian
-English
-French
-Serbian
-German

How many languages do you speak? https://t.co/l8WXrTqWMw

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 26, 2020

Veteran actor James Woods pointed out the hypocrisy of the Democrat Party: “The party of diversity mocks an American for her accent…”

The party of diversity mocks an American for her accent… https://t.co/K0Bm2IvvBK

— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 26, 2020

Conservative politico Benny Johnson also noted that hypocrisy: “Amazing that open racism exists in the Democratic Party but NO ONE in their party calls it out.”

Amazing that open racism exists in the Democratic Party but NO ONE in their party calls it out https://t.co/9X6Ofyff3S

— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 26, 2020

Red State Editor Brandon Morse contrasted Trump’s message of “hope and positivity” and Midler’s comment. He tweeted: “An immigrant woman, who doesn’t have English as her first language, just got up on on a stage and was so gracious that she refused to attack classless people like you and instead focused on hope and positivity. I’ll take her accent over your ghoulishness any day.”

An immigrant woman, who doesn’t have English as her first language, just got up on on a stage and was so gracious that she refused to attack classless people like you and instead focused on hope and positivity. I’ll take her accent over your ghoulishness any day. https://t.co/0PPR7bI4rp

— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) August 26, 2020

Music video director Robby Starbuck mirrored Midler’s own comment in a mocking tweet: “Oh God. Bette’s still a horrible bigot.”

Oh God. Bette’s still a horrible bigot. https://t.co/VCzKSNlmjn

— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 26, 2020

Asian-American entrepreneur Lisa Song Sutton tweeted: “My Mother and many immigrants to this country have an accent due to English being their second, third, fourth language… @BetteMidler = xenophobe.”

My Mother and many immigrants to this country have an accent due to English being their second, third, fourth language…@BetteMidler = xenophobe https://t.co/LyiWIDTeXR

— Lisa Song Sutton (@LisaSongSutton) August 26, 2020

Conservative host Jason Rantz called out Hollywood’s silence on Midler’s tweet: “When did @BetteMidler become such a virulent racist and why is woke Hollywood cool with this? Because she’s washed up and stuck on crappy Netflix shows? How’s this an acceptable criticism of Melania? So disgusting. @FLOTUS gave a great speech.”

When did @BetteMidler become such a virulent racist and why is woke Hollywood cool with this? Because she’s washed up and stuck on crappy Netflix shows? How’s this an acceptable criticism of Melania? So disgusting. @FLOTUS gave a great speech. https://t.co/9R1iJ1QPPn

— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) August 26, 2020

Conservative African author Obianuju Ekeocha recalled when she once admired Midler, tweeting that today she sees her “ruthless xenophobia.” “I’m disgusted & ashamed.”

I remember back in my secondary school days in Nigeria,I sat down with my best friend to watch the movie Beaches.
Oh how we wept with emotion and how we came to admire this American lady called @BetteMidler .

Today I am seeing her ruthless xenophobia and I’m disgusted & ashamed. https://t.co/98LymBfm83

— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) August 26, 2020

Actor Nick Searcy, tweeted: “Hollywood leftists are hateful bigots.”

Hollywood leftists are hateful bigots. https://t.co/JK4OW9kI55

— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) August 26, 2020

British talk show host Piers Morgan also mocked Midler’s tweet: “Oh, God. Bette Midler’s a racist.”

Oh, God. Bette Midler’s a racist. https://t.co/spfK9GIX4X

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 26, 2020

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer also stuck up for Trump:

Actually she can. It’s one of 5 languages she can speak https://t.co/8OXRRJJLP2

— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) August 26, 2020

And a number of other prominent conservative figures slammed Midler as well on Wednesday morning:

Hollywood elitist snobs are genuinely intolerable. You’ll never encounter a more useless group of ignoramuses, thoroughly convinced of their own inflated sense of self worth. Exhibit 3,793,592 👇🏻👇🏻 https://t.co/1vJztK03nF

— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) August 26, 2020

She fled communism and speaks 5 languages. Show some respect, bigot. https://t.co/0cZ52cs6AV

— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) August 26, 2020

Several parents have thanked me for inviting @FLOTUS to my Opioid events, saying they got their child help because of her involvement. Melania Trump has done more for our kids in her little finger than you have, in your whole xenophobic body.
Typical Hollywood hypocrite. https://t.co/Ac0Jq9n9ZT

— 🇺🇸 ERIC BOLLING 🇺🇸 (@ericbolling) August 26, 2020

these people are despicable https://t.co/u7Ih277QP3

— Tim Pool (@Timcast) August 26, 2020

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