Trump accuses Clinton of helping 'disgusting' beauty queen, falsely cites 'sex tape'

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested on Twitter early Friday that a Venezuelan-born former Miss Universe who has accused him of making demeaning remarks about her weight received help from Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in obtaining US citizenship. She said Trump's slew of tweets against 1996 Miss Universe Alicia Machado show that he is "temperamentally unfit" to be president.

Trump talks about Machado gaining 60 to 70 pounds in one of the clips, adding she is "somebody who likes to eat".

He continued, tweeting, "Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a USA citizen so she could use her in the debate?".

In a pre-dawn Twitter storm, the Republican presidential candidate accused his Democratic rival of helping Alicia Machado get USA citizenship so she could "use her" in this week's presidential debate. "They know what they're getting into - it's a beauty contest".

"He called this woman "Miss Piggy.' Then he called her 'Miss Housekeeping" because she was Latina".

In a show of solidarity with the former beauty queen Kesha shared a picture of a New York Times article on the controversy on Instagram, accompanied by a lengthy post in which she called Donald a "monster".

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Trump agreed with O'Reilly Wednesday night that this was a "cheap shot" from Clinton, and mentioned new allegations that are surfacing about Machado. Being told he has lost only convinces Trump he won on behalf of his angry and economically anxious supporters.

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"Wow, Crooked Hillary was duped and used by my worst Miss U", Trump tweeted.

"She was the victor and you know, she gained a massive amount of weight and it was a real problem. How dare he blame her and say that he helped her?"

Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado speaks to reporters during a June press conference.

Machado, 39, explained that she became a USA citizen because her daughter was born in the States. "It's unfortunate that I'm a person who makes Mr. Trump uncomfortable", she said."Our appearance doesn't define us as productive people or intelligent people".

"Through his attacks, he's attempting to distract from his campaign's real problems and his inability to be the leader of this great country", Machado wrote on Facebook. "We had a real problem".

  • Ismael Montgomery