Bette Midler Retreats--Partially--from Attack on Melania Trump

By Staff | August 26, 2020 | 5:07pm EDT
(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Singer Bette Midler this afternoon partially retreated from the series of emails she sent out on Tuesday night attacking First Lady Melania Trump.

In one Tuesday night email, Midler had said: “Oh God. She still can’t speak English.”

On Wednesday morning, she resent that tweet without backing down. “Why not?” Midler said. “Just giving them a taste of their own immigrant bashing medicine. I guess they’re not keen.”

But, then, on Wednesday afternoon, she sent out a tweet saying the following: “Well, all hell has broken loose because I said Melania ‘still can’t speak English’ last night. I was wrong to make fun of her accent. America is made up of people who speak with all kinds of accents, and they are all welcomed always.”

Midler did not say anything or back away from other insults she cast at the First Lady in her series of Tuesday night tweets.

“Why are they promoting this awful person, #melania?” Midler said, for example. “Was it in her contract?”

“#Melania took all the color out of the Rose Garden,” Midler said.

“A UGE bore!” Midler said of the first lady. “Get that illegal alien off the stage!”




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