Donald Trump on Tuesday morning responded Hillary Clinton’s comment during the debate that Trump once called a beauty contest contestant “Miss Piggy,” saying on “Fox and Friends” that the Miss Universe contestant had “gained a massive amount of weight.”
Trump brought up Clinton’s remarks about Alicia Machado, a former Miss Universe winner who Trump encouraged to lose weight after she won the crown in the 1990s, when he was asked if Clinton got under his skin. Trump said that Machado was the “absolute worst.”
“She was the worst we ever had. The worst, the absolute worst. She was impossible, and she was a Miss Universe contestant and ultimately a winner who they had a tremendously difficult time with as Miss Universe,” he said on “Fox and Friends.”
“She was the winner, and, you know, she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem. We had a real problem. Not only that, her attitude, and we had a real problem with her,” Trump continued. “So Hillary went back into the years and she found this girl. This was many years ago, and found the girl and talked about her like she was Mother Teresa, and it wasn’t quite that way, but that’s okay. Hillary has to do what she has to do. I see what’s happening in the polls.”
During the debate, Clinton used Trump’s past comments about Machado to illustrate how he treats women.
“And one of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest — 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,” Clinton said during the debate.