Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado Details Donald Trump’s Verbal Abuse
Hillary Clinton has hit hard at Donald Trump's character throughout the campaign, and she revealed the latest weapon in her arsenal during last night's presidential debate: former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.
As the former Secretary of State cataloged the real estate developer's many personal attacks on women over the years, she mentioned the Venezuelan beauty queen by name.
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"He called this woman 'Miss Piggy,' then he called her 'Miss Housekeeping,' because she was Latina," the 68-year-old announced as her opponent repeatedly asked, "Where did you find this?"
Turns out, she found this straight from Alicia, who discussed her experience with the 70-year-old after she won the Miss Universe title in 1996, Donald's first year as owner of the international beauty competition.
"He was overwhelming. I was very scared of him," she said in an interview. "He'd tell me, 'You look ugly,' or, 'You look fat.'"
The abuse didn't end there. Alicia claims he'd "play" with her by greeting her with, “Hello, Miss Piggy,” and “Hello, Miss Housekeeping."
Rather than apologize for remarks he made, Trump defended his treatment of the 39-year-old actress in an interview with Fox News on September 27.
"She gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem," he reasoned, deeming her "the worst [Miss Universe] we ever had — the worst, the absolute worst.'"
Alicia was made to work out in front of a media crew and says the humiliation caused her to develop eating disorders.
As Secretary Clinton claimed during the debate, Alicia has since become a U.S. citizen and plans to vote in the November election.
Unsurprisingly, she's with her.