Hillary Praises New Poster Girl - May Have Just Made A Huge Mistake

At Monday night's first presidential debate, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton berated Donald Trump for personal attacks on women. Clinton claims former Miss Universe Alicia Machado told her that Trump called her 'Miss Piggy.' Is Machado really the person Clinton wants to side with, considering the beauty queen's past?

Republican candidate Donald Trump had taken over the Miss Universe franchise in 1996, and at the time was publicly critical of Machado for gaining about 50 pounds within months of winning the crown. Trump brought news reporters to the gym to watch Machado work out. Even at the debate, he has defended his position, saying, "She gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem."

Machado says that in private conversations at the time, Trump was even more verbally abusive towards her. One claim she makes is that he called her Miss Piggy. Clinton brought Machado up as an example of Trump's treatment of women, however, Machado might not be the best character witness.

Recently uncovered court documents from 1998 show Machado was accused of driving her boyfriend from the scene of an attempted murder. The attempted played out at another woman's funeral. The judge alleges that Machado threatened to kill him if he indicted her boyfriend. Judge Maximiliano Fuenmayor told the Associated Press at the time that she 'said she would make sure, using her friendship with the president [Rafael Caldera], that my career as judge is ruined and then she would kill me.'

Both Trump and Clinton have been criticized for their treatment of women. Trump has in the past gotten into wars with women and unleashed vitriol upon them (though he does this with men as well; Trump seems to be an equal opportunity insulter). Clinton has been criticized for her treatment of the many women who have come forward to accuse her husband of sexual harassment and/or rape in the past.

Source: MailOnline
Photo: YouTube, Instagram/Alicia Machado

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