Trump shames ex-beauty pageant winner for sexual history

King asked, "Why would that reflect on Hillary Clinton anyway?"

Donald Trump's five-day feud with a former beauty queen is only the latest example of his insistence on airing and re-airing his grievances no matter the political cost. Trump tweeted. "Hillary was set up by a con". Clinton, 68, a former US senator and secretary of state, is the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major USA political party and has led Trump in opinion polls.

What reporters did find was that Trump himself had made an appearance in a softporn film. When you think of the fact that he was impeached, the country was in turmoil, turmoil, absolute turmoil. Trump and Clinton remain locked in a tight contest.

The way Trump talks about women in the next few weeks - including his Democratic rival - may determine whether many female voters can accept him. The Democrat has been dragged down by decades of her own baggage and has struggled to persuade voters she is honest and trustworthy. As Machado did a series of interviews attacking Trump, the celebrity businessman and his allies hit back, prolonging the story's lifespan.

In the interview with the Times, Trump even argued that infidelity had "never a problem" for him during his three marriages, despite well-documented evidence to the contrary during his first divorce from Ivana Trump and subsequent marriage to Marla Maples, his second wife.

Donald Trump shamed a former beauty pageant victor Friday for her sexual history and encouraged Americans to check out what he called her "sex tape", in an early-morning tweet-storm that dragged him further away from his campaign's efforts to broaden its appeal to women. During Monday's presidential debate, Clinton brought up disparaging remarks Trump had made about Machado in the past.

And finally, "Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a US citizen so she could use her in debate?"

His Twitter taunts referred to footage from a Spanish reality show in 2005 in which Machado was a contestant and appeared on camera in bed with a male contestant.

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Not many voters knew Machado's name until then.

"All I did was point out the fact that on the cover of the National Enquirer there was a picture of him and insane Lee Harvey Oswald having breakfast", Trump said in front of a group of bewildered supporters in Cleveland.

In response to Mr Trump's comments, Ms Machado said on Twitter she was not going to be "bullied or silenced" and was "standing with women and the Latino community everywhere".

Mrs. Clinton's campaign moved to try to take full advantage of the controversy-convinced that it helped emphasize the campaign's message that Mr. Trump denigrated women and lacked the temperament to be commander in chief.

Machado, a USA citizen, dismissed the attacks with a message on Instagram, calling them "cheap lies" from a man intent on defaming her. Planned Parenthood said it showed that Trump's "misogyny knows no bounds". "Corruption and scandal", Trump charged.

Furthermore, Trump's claim that he possesses her - calling Machado "my worst Miss Universe" simply because she appeared in the beauty pageant he owned - is appallingly low and reeks of misogyny.

GOP observers could only shake their heads at Trump's willingness to go down this path. "What kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?"

  • Darren Santiago