Donald Trump Insulting Alicia Machado's Weight Is A Sure-Fire Way To Convince Women To Not Vote For Him
Donald Trump has proven time and time again that he is not here for the women of the United States. It doesn't take too long to reach that conclusion, either, especially given his continued record of making sexist remarks — one that he kept adding to even after the first presidential debate had finished. On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Trump insulted Alicia Machado's weight without even thinking twice. His remarks about the former Miss Universe solidify the perception that Trump can never be good for women.
During a phone interview on the Fox News morning segment Fox and Friends, where he discussed Monday night's first Presidential debate, Trump spoke about the former Miss Universe: "She was the worst we ever had. She was impossible ... She was the winner and she gained a massive amount of weight and it was a real problem." Apparently, according to the Republican presidential nominee, women gaining weight is something of a "problem."
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton brought attention to the former Miss Universe's story during the debate and Machado opened up to the world about how she was allegedly treated by the former reality TV star. In an interview with Inside Edition in May, Machado claimed that Trump would call her, "Miss Piggy, Miss Housekeeping, Miss Eating Machine." As Clinton recited Machado's account, Trump indirectly denied the claims, asking Clinton "Where did you find this?" And of course, he responded by insulting Machado's alleged weight gain the next morning. Needless to say, his side of the story isn't looking so good.
Clinton has taken the opportunity as of late to shed light on Trump's less-than-savory comments about women. In an ad released just days before the first debate aired, the Clinton campaign shared how Trump's harmful words toward women could affect young girls. The ad features young women looking in the mirror as Trump's words play in the background. Some of his more notable lines include, "a person who is flat-chested is very hard to be a ten" and "I'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of her, she's a slob."
As we head into the final stretch of this election, do Trump's recent remarks about the former Miss Universe really back up his claims that he's somehow great for women? It's not that difficult to put two and two together: Trump will never be a good choice for women.