Bette Midler hit below the belt in a series of unhinged tweets directed at Melania Trump on Tuesday night — poking fun at her accent and calling the first lady an “illegal alien.”
Midler, 74, made the remarks as the first lady was delivering her Republican National Convention speech from the Rose Garden.
“#beBest is back! A UGE bore! She can speak several words in a few languages. Get that illegal alien off the stage!” Midler first tweeted, addressing Melania Trump by the name of her signature anti-bullying initiative, “Be Best.”
“Oh, God. She still can’t speak English,” the entertainer later wrote.
Midler’s brash takes did not land smoothly.
“I’m a Democrat and this is xenophobic,” one person commented.
Another woman wrote: “Bette, I have seen you many times in concert and I think you are very talented. I won’t anymore. Making fun of someone’s accent! you are a mean, nasty, person and it shows on your face.”
In yet another tweet, Midler called Melania Trump an “awful person.”
Melania Trump, 50, was born in Yugoslavia and moved to New York in the 1990s to work as a fashion model. Her first language is Slovenian.
The actress on Tuesday night also took a shot at President Trump.
“I’m surprised Trump wants to destroy the #PostOffice. He got all his wives from it,” Midler tweeted.
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