Melania Trump, the First Lady, closed the second night of the Republican National Convention on August 25 by addressing the masses from the Rose Garden at the White House.

She expressed her gratitude as an American and shared that she supports President Trump’s standing in the upcoming elections. But her message was not well-received by actress, Bette Midler, who proceeded to mock her only to face an intense backlash from people.  

During Melania Trump’s speech, Bette Midler mocked the First Lady’s accent on Twitter, starting with tweets like “#beBest is back! A UGE bore! She can speak several words in a few languages. Get that illegal alien off the stage” and "Oh, God. She still can’t speak English.”

Her other tweets continued her mocking: “Anodyne, anodyne, nothing but simple-minded pablum.” When during the speech, Melania said that “I have to remind myself that I am very lucky”, Midler instantly tweeted in response: “I completely agree! You are one lucky Slovenian! And after all that surgery, you hit a kind of horrible jackpot, chained to an colossal idiot.”

Initially, when many condemned Midler for her insensitive comments, she responded to her own "can't speak English" tweet to defend herself, "Why not? Just giving them a taste of their own immigrant-bashing medicine. I guess they're not keen."

But it didn’t take long for the backlash to become more intense as critics slammed the "Hocus Pocus" star and accused her of xenophobia.

"Xenophobe who speaks one language mocks immigrant who can speak five," radio host Dana Loesch said. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., also blasted the actress for making fun of Melania Trump's accent.

“I think that hatred has no place in America. I think that’s the worst of the individual to ever say something like that,” McCarthy told “America’s Newsroom,” adding that Midler "didn't reach anybody” with her tweets.

As the backlash worsened, Midler apologized for her "she still can't speak English" tweet.

"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 people who speak with all kinds of accents, and they are all welcomed always," she tweeted.

Melania Trump Melania Trump (R) greets her husband Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election. Getty Images