Donald Trump stirred yet another controversy, that can seriously damage his chances in upcoming US elections. Reportedly he called Alicia Machado, former winner of Miss Universe pageant in 1996, fat and Miss Housekeeping. She is an actress, activist as well.
Donald Trump, 70, presidential candidate had owned the pageant while Alicia Machado, 39, won the title Miss Universe. She said he called her “Miss Housekeeping” and “Miss Piggy” after she increased her weight.
Machado told the Washington Post that she had even starved herself before the beauty pageant which made her reach a healthy weight after she bagged the crown.
Soon after the debate, Hillary Clinton, 68, shared a video on Twitter that featured Machado speaking in Spanish as she describes how Trump had called her “fat” and “ugly.” Apparently, she was afraid of him.
20 years after Donald bullied a beauty pageant winner for her weight, the real “problem” is…still Donald. pic.twitter.com/ZmqYWuN9px
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 28, 2016
With an interview to Fox News, Trump brought up Machado issue and attacked on her tenability, saying that she had “attitude” and was a “real problem” for Miss Universe functionaries.
“She was the worst we ever had. The worst. The absolute worst. She was impossible,” Trump exclaimed. “… She was the winner, and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem. We had a real problem.”
Trump further continued, “Hillary went back into the years and she found this girl — this was many years ago — and found the girl and talked about her like she was Mother Teresa. And it wasn’t quite that way. But that’s okay. Hillary has to do what she has to do.”
At the end of the debate, Trump doubled-down on his declaration that Clinton is not likely to look presidential or have the “stamina” for the post. Clinton used that in the right set of circumstances to list harsh things Trump has said about women.