Trump doesn't think she's a 'ten' anymore.

The very best thing about Donald Trump is that when he hits rock bottom, he just keeps digging. During Monday night's debate, Hillary Clinton ZINGED! him by bringing up former Miss Universe Alicia Machado as an example of how horrible Trump is to women. He called her "Miss Piggy," he called her "Miss Housekeeping," he followed her to a gym with cameras to talk about what a porker she had become ... just really nice stuff. Tuesday morning, Trump "defended" himself on "Fox & Friends," saying not only was she real chunky, she also had a real bad attitude.

And here he goes, doubling down again!

"I saved her job because they wanted to fire her for putting on so much weight,” Trump told Bill O’Reilly on Fox News Wednesday. “And it is a beauty contest, you know. I mean, say what you want, they know what they're getting into. It's a beauty contest. And I said don't do that.” [...]

"They wanted to fire her. I saved her job because I said that's going to be ruinous. And I’ve done that with a number of the other young ladies, where I've saved their job,” he said.

"And you know what happened? Look what I get out of it. I get nothing," Trump added.

Awwwww, what a mensch! Trump verbally berated her all the time for being a Biggie McLargeHuge, but he didn't want her FIRED for it. It was just like the birther thing, where Trump ENDED the speculation over whether Obama was born in the United States. In this case, Trump ENDED all this talk of firing the lady for being too fat, all while noting that she was super gross and fat.

Just disgusting!

Or, to cite another example of Trump doubling down and stepping on his own dick, did Trump learn no lessons from his experience with the Khan family, where every time he opened his mouth, he simply stuck his foot further inside it and made himself look worse? Trick question, Donald Trump is too stupid to "learn lessons."

But that's not the only Alicia Machado news this week! You see, as the week has gone on, Trump trolls and their media stooges at Fox News and other journalistic heavyweights like The Daily Mail have been giving Trump a helpful reach-around, by dredging up old accusations that Machado, back in the 1990s in her native Venezuela, drove the getaway car for her boyfriend after he attempted to murder his brother-in-law. (Sean Hannity's website calls the attempted 1998 murder a "grizzly 1998 murder," because those are the same, and apparently the victim was a fuzzy bear.)

In response to these accusations, Machado told Anderson Cooper, "I'm no saint girl," said that just like everybody else, she has a past, and it was a long time ago, and besides, "That is not the point now." Fair enough. For the record, she was never convicted of anything.

Oh, also:

[Trump] was really rude with me. He tried to destroy my self-esteem. And now I'm a voice in the Latin community. That is the point. He can say whatever he wants to say. I don't care. I'm in a great moment in my life and I have a very clear life. And I can show my taxes.


So let's see where we are. Trump is a misogynistic asshole, Alicia Machado might have maybe been an accessory to a bad thing 20 years ago, but now she's living her best life, and also telling us what a misogynistic asshole Trump is.

Oh look, here is the whole interview if you want to watch it:

In conclusion, we like Alicia Machado just fine, and fuck Donald Trump.

[Washington Post / New York Daily News]

Evan Hurst

Evan Hurst is the managing editor of Wonkette, which means he is the boss of you, unless you are Rebecca, who is boss of him. His dog Lula is judging you right now.

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