Hillary Clinton set up Donald Trump during their first debate with embarrassing stories about a former Miss Universe and how he called her “Miss Piggy”. Making this another attempt at the female vote. Of course Alicia M says she will continue to share her story and support for Hillary to women everywhere.
An early morning tweet storm from Donald Trump on the matter, finally prompts a response from Hillary at the end of the day proving it was all a set up.
Overall, Trump was satisfied with the debate, but he does look forward to playing playing a little harder this time around. Hillary seems to have played all of her cards with not much left to attack. Let’s hope Trump holding off on all of her criminal activity will pay off at the next debate.
USA Today has the full story:
A bizarre early morning tweet storm by the Republican presidential nominee extended theAlicia Machado story into its fifth day Friday, enabling Clinton and her aides to continue hammering Trump over his treatment of women.
“Using Alicia M in the debate as a paragon of virtue just shows that Crooked Hillary suffers from BAD JUDGEMENT!” Trump said in one of his morning missives. “Hillary was set up by a con.”
In another tweet, Trump said there is a sex tape of Machado, even though there is no evidence such a tape exists.
Though her digital team produced its own tweet storm, Clinton waited until later in the day to publicly comment, ensuring Trump’s tweets dominated the news cycle.
“Who gets up a three o’clock in the morning to engage in a Twitter attack against a former Miss Universe?” Clinton said in a rally in Coral Springs, FL. “He hurled as many insults as he could. Really, why does he do things like that? His latest Twitter meltdown is unhinged even for him,” said Clinton. “It proves yet again that he is temperamentally unfit to the president and commander in chief,” she said.
Earlier the Democratic nominee also called Machado to thank her for “the courage she has shown, particularly as this became elevated through a war of some pretty unpleasant words,” spokesman Nick Merrill told reporters.
The prolonged Machado story is partly the result of long-term planning by the Clinton campaign, which developed a strategy to elevate her even before Monday’s presidential debate.
Clinton introduced Machado to the political world during the debate by turning around a question that moderator Lester Holt had asked about Trump saying she lacked the “stamina” to be president.
The Democratic nominee apparently caught Trump off guard when she pointed out that he once described the Miss Universe pageant winner as “Miss Piggy” and also “‘Miss Housekeeping” because “she was Latina. Donald, she has a name … Her name is Alicia Machado.”
“Where did you find this? Where did you find this?” Trump responded.
The campaign had already cut a web video featuring the former Miss Universe. Following the debate, the campaign organized a phone call with Machado and journalists. Then, both Cosmopolitan magazine and the Guardian rushed to publish profiles of Machado they’d been working on earlier.
Tuesday morning, Trump himself threw fuel on the fire. He seemed to have remembered Machado, and defended his attacks on her weight.
“She was the winner and, you know, she gained a massive amount of weight and it was a real problem,” Trump said on Fox and Friends. “We had a real problem.”
Machado, meanwhile, gave interviews of her own and attacked Trump, also extending the story.