Trump be­rates Ali­cia Machado on Twit­ter

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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

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