The media is at it again.
Donald Trump went after former Miss Universe Alicia Machado again Tuesday, calling her “the worst we ever had — the worst, the absolute worst.”
“She gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem,” Trump said in a post-debate interview with FOX News.
Trump’s new broadside against Machado came a day after Hillary Clinton — during Monday’s first presidential debate — ripped the Republican nominee for calling the former beauty queen “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeper.”
Still apparently stung, Trump said the Clinton campaign “found the girl and talked about her like she was Mother Theresa.”
Machado was 19 when she won the Trump-owned beauty pageant in 1996 while representing Venezuela.
In an interview with Inside Edition in May, Machado claimed Trump publicly called her an “eating machine” on “The Howard Stern Show.” Machado said Trump told her she needed to lose weight and even brought her to a gym with a media crew in tow.
Machado also said Trump made fun of her Venezuelan accent.
Trump has repeatedly denied accusations levied at him by a host of women about his allegedly boorish behavior and sexist cracks. He has also been called out for calling Mexicans “rapists” and other remarks that have been blasted as anti-Hispanic.
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Oh my! She also claims that Trump gave her an eating disorder. It’s probably his fault she posed for Playboy too.
But wait! There’s more!
Machado recently became a U.S. citizen and has been actively campaigning for Clinton.
Nope, no bias here.
Let’s jump into the wayback machine and see what was being said wayback then.
When Alicia Machado of Venezuela was named Miss Universe nine months ago, no one could accuse her of being the size of the universe. But as her universe expanded, so did she, putting on nearly 60 pounds.
Indeed, the reigning Miss Universe learned the hard way that an extra 15 or 20 pounds can gain you a ton of publicity. But now she’s determined to shed at least 15 pounds, though the loss of her Miss Universe crown is no longer an issue.
“Some people when they have pressure eat too much. Like me. Like Alicia,” said Donald Trump, the executive producer of the Miss Universe Pageant.
Since winning the crown, the former Miss Venezuela went from 118 pounds to — well — a number that kept growing like the size of the fish that got away.
And as her weight grew, so did reports that Kellogg had canceled a deal for her to appear on boxes of Special K in Venezuela or that Kellogg modified her body on the box. But a Kellogg spokesman said the contract simply expired in December and that they were “real pleased” with the promotion.
“I don’t eat Kellogg’s and for this maybe I gain weight,” the young Machado said simply.
Rumors also surfaced that she might be forced to give up her Miss Universe crown.
But Trump, as co-owner of rights to the pageant, said he would never let that happen. “We had a choice of: termination or do this,” he said. “We wanted to do this.”
The pageant’s meaning of “do this” was for Machado to get her weight down to about 130 pounds. At a recent photo op, Machado — hardly a blimp at 5-foot-7 — pedaled a stationary bicycle and jumped rope in front of a pack of photographers and reporters who could themselves use a little training.
“A lot of you folks have weight problems. I hate to tell you,” Trump told the rowdy pool of reporters.
See what a boorish sexist pig Trump is?