Trump berates Alicia Machado on Twitter
Washington: Donald Trump has attacked a former beauty pageant winner who criticised him for alleged sexist and misogynistic remarks as “disgusting”.
In a stream of tweets, the Republican presidential nominee urged Americans to examine Alicia Machado’s personal history and her “sex tape”. He implied his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton had secured US citizenship for Venezuelan-born Ms Machado.
In response, Mrs Clinton tweeted: “This is unhinged, even for Trump.” Ms Machado says she was called “Miss Piggy” by the Republican candidate for the White House when he owned the Miss Universe beauty pageant, after she put on weight following her 1996 title win. She also says he called her “Miss Housekeeping” because of her Latina heritage. Her case was raised by Mrs Clinton in the first presidential debate earlier this week as an example of Mr Trump’s attitude to women. Source: BBC