Donald Trump has said yet another disgusting remark about a woman in the public eye: former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.
Many of us were glued to the television watching the recent 2016 Presidential Debate that took place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. During the debate, Hillary Clinton made reference to former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado, in regards to Trump’s views on women. Clinton said that Trump had repeatedly bullied Machado when she gained weight after winning the Miss Universe title in 1996.
Many might not remember Machado as it has been several years since she won her title. However, it is important to note that Trump did indeed bully her relentlessly. In fact, there are several articles published during this time citing this. This week, Alicia Machado said she is now a U.S. citizen and will be voting for Hillary Clinton. She said Trump called her “Miss Piggy” and said she was “fat and ugly” when she gained weight. He also said, “this is a person who likes to eat.” Then, he publicly shamed her by inviting members of the press to photograph her while working out without her prior knowledge.
In addition to calling her “Miss Piggy”, Trump also referred to her as “Miss Housekeeping”, in reference to her Latin heritage.
Machado said earlier this week that as a result of his bullying, she suffered from psychological trauma, depression, anorexia, and bulimia. She also said she had to go to psychologists to combat the after effects of his verbal abuse. She said, “He made me feel small. He threatened me, treated me rudely. He called me ‘Ms. Housekeeping’ in front of his friends. He hates girls. He considers girls to be less. We have another status to him.”
In the debate, Clinton said, “One of the worst things he (Donald Trump) has said was about a woman in a beauty contest. He called this woman ‘Miss Piggy’. Then he called her ‘Miss Housekeeping’ because she was Latina. Donald, she has a name. Her name is Alicia Machado and she has become a U.S .Citizen, and you can bet she’s going to vote this November.”
Machado recently praised Clinton by saying, “Thank you, Mrs. Hillary Clinton. Her respect for women and our differences makes her great! I’m with you!”
What do you think about this news? Will it affect how you vote on Election Day?
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