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Update: Sept. 27, 2016, 4:05 p.m. EDT Updated to include commentaries from Alicia Machado from a press call on Tuesday .
During Monday night’s debate, Hillary Clinton pressed the issue of Donald Trump‘s misogynistic opinions toward women by highlighting a string of negative comments he made about former Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado.
At the debate, Clinton called Trump out for saying “women don’tdeserve equal pay unless they doas good of a task as men.” She then said Trump referred to Machado as “MissPiggy”because of her weight and “MissHousekeeping” because of herLatina heritage, both of which were included in anew ad featuring Machado that was released subsequently that evening .
Trump interviewed with Fox& Friends on Tuesday morning and took the time to address his past relationship with Machado by making a blunt statement about her physical appearance.
Trump described Machado as “the absolute worst, ” and targeted her weight gain in accordance with the rivalry. “She was the winner, and, you know, she gained a massive quantity of weight, and it was a real problem. We had a real problem, ” Trump said.
In the campaign commercial, the 1996 Miss Universe winner told the story of how she was allegedly humiliated and disrespected by Trump, following her win.
In addition to insults brought up by Clinton, Machado also admitted to Trump calling her “ugly” and “fat, ” and not paying her properly for her work.
Trump then added to those remarks with his response on Tuesday, which was met with the following reaction from his Fox& Friends interviewers 😛 TAGEND
Reactions on Twitter shared the same tone 😛 TAGEND
Why is Donald Trump obsessing over a woman’s weight as if he’s the paragon of fitness?( You were, you are, beautiful Alicia Machado .)
Jose Antonio Vargas (@ joseiswriting) September 27, 2016
At the debate Clinton told Trump that Alicia Machado has become a U.S. citizen, and “you can bet she’s going tovote this November.”
On Tuesday afternoon, Machado spoke out, telling reporters on a press bellow that Trump’s candidacy is a nightmare for her and she is here to support Hillary Clinton and women.
“I never thought and never imagined that 20 years later I would be in this position, ” she said, explaining to reporters that as she watched the debate she did not expect to hear her name on national television.
Today, Machado identifies as an actress, mother, businesswoman and activist, and believes that this story about her Miss Universe days “can open eyes for this election.”