Trump Claims He Never Said ‘Check Out’ Ex-Miss Universe’s Nonexistent Sex Tape

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October 9, 2016 10:43 p.m.

During the vice presidential debate earlier this week, Trump’s running mate Mike Pence insisted that Donald Trump never said several of his most high-profile and controversial comments, virtually severing himself from the GOP nominee by the end of the night.

Trump adopted that tactic himself Sunday in the second presidential debate, flatly denying posting a tweet that invited his followers to look into a former Miss Universe’s past and “check out” a sex tape that doesn’t exist.

“In the days after the first debate, you sent out a series of tweets from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. including one that told people to check out a sex tape. Is that the discipline of a good leader?” CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked.

“No, there wasn’t ‘check out a sex tape,'” Trump claimed. “It was just, take a look at the person she built up to be this wonderful girl scout who was no girl scout.”

Donald Trump told his followers to “check out” former Miss Universe Alicia Machado’s “sex tape” in an early-morning tweet posted days after the first presidential debate. While conservative news sites pushed the narrative that Machado had appeared in porn films, she actually does not appear in the videos referenced.

Watch Trump’s denial below:

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