During Monday night’s presidential debate, Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of being a sexist, specifically bringing up former Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado by name. As Hillary reiterated, Trump allegedly referred to Machado as “Miss Piggy” due to her sudden weight gain after taking the crown, and “Miss Housekeeping” to mock the then-19-year-old for her Hispanic heritage and less-than-perfect English.
Trump decided to put such an accusation to rest by turning the question around on his deeply-flawed opponent: bringing up Hillary’s habitual need to play the sexism card and, more importantly, past accusations that she threatened sexual assault victims of her husband’s, former President Bill Clinton, for political gain.
Just kidding! Trump, instead, called Machado fat the following morning on Fox and Fiends.
“She was the winner, and, you know, she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem,” said the Republican nominee, “not only that, her attitude—we had a real problem with her.”
As The Daily Wire reported during the primary, Trump apparently “bullied” Machado after gaining 15 pounds following her beauty pageant win—though Trump insisted (on camera) that is was closer to 40 or 50 pounds. Trump even brought Machado to a gym to work out in front of media while he sat back and spoke of the model’s weight gain, inviting a reported 100 media outlets to the bizarre gym event.
“She weighed 118 pounds or 117 pounds and she went to 160 or 170. So this is somebody that likes to eat,” Trump told the press at the media-circus event in 1996. The then-Miss Universe is seen on camera in the background burning calories.
“For sure, he is not a good person,” Machado told Inside Edition, adding, “He called me Miss Piggy” and made me feel “so fat.” She also claimed he called her “Miss Housekeeping.”
“I was very depressed in that moment,” she added.
“For sure, he is not a good person.”
Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado on Donald Trump
Besides the humiliating gym-presser and the alleged name-calling, during an interview with Trump-pal Howard Stern, the real estate mogul called Machado an “eating machine.”
And then, of course, there’s Hillary: Allegedly threatening women who were sexually abused by her husband.
Great candidates this time around, America.