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In Post-Debate Interview, Trump Again Criticizes Pageant-Winner’s Weight

Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado speaks to reporters during a Jun press conference. Trump criticized her weight in a 1990s, and again after Monday’s presidential debate.

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Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado speaks to reporters during a Jun press conference. Trump criticized her weight in a 1990s, and again after Monday’s presidential debate.

Luis Alonso Lugo/AP

At a finish of Monday night’s presidential debate, Hillary Clinton indicted Donald Trump of derisive one of his former Miss Universe contestants about her weight.

Clinton pronounced a Republican nominee’s criticisms of Alicia Machado, a Venezuelan who won a Miss Universe competition in 1996, was “one of a misfortune things he said” about women. “He called this lady Miss Piggy. Then he called her Miss Housekeeping since she was Latina.”

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While Trump seemed to brawl Clinton’s indictment on a discuss stage, he called into Fox and Friends Tuesday morning and once again called Machado fat.

“I know that person. That chairman was a Miss Universe person,” Trump told a Fox News morning show. “And she was a misfortune we ever had, a worst, a comprehensive worst, she was impossible,” he said. “She gained a large volume of weight, and it was a genuine problem. We had a genuine problem. Not usually that, her attitude.”

Trump has prolonged struggled to interest to women — polls uncover Clinton frequently outperforming Trump by double digits with womanlike voters. And Trump has also alienated Latino electorate via a campaign, with his oppressive tongue about immigrants vital in a nation illegally.

With his past statements about Machado personification into critiques Clinton wanted to make during Monday night’s high-profile debate, a Clinton discuss was discerning to pounce. An hour after a discuss ended, her discuss tweeted a two-minute video about Machado’s knowledge with Trump.

“He was really overwhelming. we was really frightened of him,” she says in Spanish. “He’d scream during me all a time. He’d tell me ‘you demeanour ugly’ or ‘you demeanour fat.’ Sometimes he’d ‘play’ with me and contend ‘Hello Miss Piggy, hello Miss Housekeeping.’ “

The Clinton campaign’s video also includes archived footage of Trump revelation reporters “she weighed 118 pounds, or 117 pounds, and she went adult to 160 or 170. So this is somebody who likes to eat.”

Machado told a discuss that a knowledge led to long-term eating disorders. “I wouldn’t eat, and we would still see myself as fat, since a absolute male had pronounced so.”