Donald Trump: Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado ‘Gained a Massive Amount of Weight’


The morning after Hillary Clinton called out Donald Trump for comments he made about Alicia Machado, the Republican presidential candidate insulted the 1996 Miss Universe winner once again during a rant on Fox & Friends.

“She was the worst [Miss Universe] we ever had,” Trump, 70, said of Machado, 39, on the Tuesday, September 27, episode of the Fox News morning show. “The worst. The absolute worst. She was impossible. She was a Miss Universe contestant, and ultimately a winner, who they had a tremendously difficult time with as Miss Universe.”

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Donald Trump and Alicia Machado Win McNamee/Getty Images; Michael Boardman/WireImage.com

He continued, “She was the winner, and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem. We had a real problem. Not only that, her attitude. We had a real problem with her.”

As viewers know, Democratic presidential nominee Clinton, 68, slammed Trump for his negative remarks about women (amongst other comments) at the first 2016 presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, Monday, September 26.

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Donald Trump and Alicia Machado in New York City on January 28, 1996. Steve Eichner/Getty Images

“One of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest,” the politician said at the debate. “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. Donald, she has a name. Her name is Alicia Machado. She has become a U.S. citizen, and you can bet she is going to vote this November.”

As for the former Miss Universe pageant owner’s response? “Hillary went back into the years, and she found this girl,” Trump said on Fox & Friends. “This was many years ago. She found the girl and talked about her like she was Mother Teresa. It wasn’t quite that way. That’s OK. Hillary has to do what she has to do.”

Shortly after the debate concluded Monday night, Machado, who was previously Miss Venezuela before becoming a U.S. citizen in May 2016, took to Twitter to show her support for Clinton.

“I received my passport ! I’m ready to vote For my country for you @HillaryClinton for my daughter For women workers,” she wrote.

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