A Miss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton

  • A Miss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton

A Miss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton

Trump on Fox News Tuesday defended making critical remarks about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado's weight gain back in the 1990s.

Trump has tried to use the ad against Clinton, accusing her of being asleep when late-night calls came in during the attack on the US compound in Benghazi.

In the campaign commercial, the 1996 Miss Universe victor told the story of how she was allegedly humiliated and disrespected by Trump, following her win.

Machado has been thrust to center stage in the campaign since Clinton noted Monday in the first debate that Trump had mocked her publicly for gaining weight after she won Miss Universe. "I never thought - I never imagined that 20 years later I would be in this moment watching this guy again doing a stupid thing, stupid comments", Machado said Tuesday. He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them.

"And he called this woman 'Miss Piggy.' Then he called her 'Miss Housekeeping, ' because she was Latina". "Hearing the story about how she was bullied and fat-shamed by her very powerful boss in a very public way is going to, I think, add to that anger and that frustration that the Latino community already feels against Donald Trump".

"As you look at this election, you need to look at Donald Trump and his relationship with women and the way he speaks to women and about women".

In the closing moments of the debate, Clinton visibly unnerved Trump, tying his treatment of Machado to his attitudes about women and Hispanics.

A Miss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton
A Miss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton

In speeches, she encourages green card holders - like she once was - to apply for citizenship to vote against Trump. "Hillary has to do what she has to do".

On a press call with reporters Monday afternoon, Ms Machado, a newly registered voter who recently gained U.S. citizenship, explained why she's become a part of the Clinton campaign.

"After the miss universe year", she continued. "It's really a bad dream for me". "My experience with this person maybe can help", she said.

And the campaign got what it likely wanted - Machado became the topic of discussion the morning after the debate.

During their first presidential debate on Monday night, Mrs Clinton raised Machado's case in an exchange over Mr Trump's assertion that the Democratic candidate did not "look presidential". I'm not a saint girl.

But Trump appeared undaunted, even as his broadside against Machado ricocheted across the campaign, and Democrats seized it to criticize him all the more.

Trump repeatedly pointed out that Clinton had almost three decades to fix American's problems, but she hasn't been able to do it, acknowledging she has experience, but called it "bad experience".