Trump was up early this morning tweeting some questionable things about former Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado. She won the Miss Universe pageant back in 1996 and is originally from Venezuela, but has since gained her American citizenship. She has come into the limelight after Hillary brought her up as an example of how Trump treats and talks about women. During the first presidential debate Clinton brought up some past remarks that Mochado says Trump made to her.
He called this woman ‘Miss Piggy,’ then he called her ‘Miss Housekeeping,’ because she was Latina. - Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump, who owned the Miss Universe Pageant at the time Alicia Machado won, called into Fox and Friends on Tuesday after the first debate and said of her:
That person was a Miss Universe person, and she was the worst we ever had, the worst, the absolute worst. She was the winner and, you know, she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem. - Donald Trump, on Fox and Friends
Trump’s early morning tweets
It was apparent that something about this topic at the debates was on Trump’s mind, and the Machado saga has continued throughout the week. This culminated this morning in a somewhat bizarre thread of tweets in the early hours of the day by Mr. Trump. At first he implied that Hillary Clinton was somehow being played by a devious Machado.
Trump then continued on and alleged that Machado has a sex tape floating around, and encouraged people to check it out. He also said that Clinton might have somehow had a hand in Machado getting her American citizenship in order to use her in the debate.
Hillary adresses Trump's tweets
It is clear that Hillary managed to strike a chord with Donald Trump on this issue, as it continues on long after Monday's debate. She had some tweets of her own in response to Trump’s early morning antics. Given the early morning timing of the tweets, and the continued string of them by Trump, Hillary said that he had become "unhinged."
She would later continue with other tweets questioning the character of a person up all night, and painted a picture of an obsessive lunatic in her messages.
Setting the stage for the next debate
Although the first debate is over, the issues and topics from it are still carrying over into each following day. With social media platforms available 24 hours a day there is never a dull moment in this election race. We are sure to see continued back and forth between the candidates up until the next debate on October 9th.