Man of a Certain Rage: Trump Rips 'Dishonest Media,' Alicia Machado and 'Crooked Hillary'
Donald Trump took to his favorite social network in the early hours of Friday to blast former Miss Universe Alicia Machado with a series of jaw-dropping tweets.
It all started at 3:20 a.m. when Trump lashed out on Twitter about "made up lies" in regard to his presidential campaign.
Anytime you see a story about me or my campaign saying "sources said," DO NOT believe it. There are no sources, they are just made up lies!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2016
Then he started in on Machado at 5:14 a.m. tweeting: “Wow, crooked Hillary was duped and used by my worst Miss U.”
At 5:19 a.m. he tweeted: “Hillary was set up by a con.”
And finally at 5:30 a.m. he said: “Did crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?”
Wow, Crooked Hillary was duped and used by my worst Miss U. Hillary floated her as an "angel" without checking her past, which is terrible!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2016
Using Alicia M in the debate as a paragon of virtue just shows that Crooked Hillary suffers from BAD JUDGEMENT! Hillary was set up by a con.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2016
Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2016
Trump could have been referring to a just-surfaced video of the former beauty queen having sex on a risqué reality show in her native Venezuela.
At 5:50 a.m., he went on a tirade against the 'dishonest media' that he feels is against him.
Remember, don't believe "sources said" by the VERY dishonest media. If they don't name the sources, the sources don't exist.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2016
Just before 11 a.m. on Friday, Clinton fired back at Trump on Twitter.
What kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 30, 2016
During Monday night’s heated debate, Hillary Clinton brought up the situation between the former pageant queen and Trump.
Clinton said: “He called this woman ‘Miss Piggy.’ Then he called this woman ‘Miss Housekeeping,’ because she was Latina. She has a name. Her name is Alicia Machado.”
In an interview with Inside Edition in May, Machado blamed Trump's mockery of her weight for causing an eating disorder.
Fox News host Megyn Kelly has told Trump to give his attacks on Machado a rest.
On The Kelly File Thursday night, the host said: “Why doesn't he just shut up about the women, and how big they're supposed to be?”
Since being thrust in the spotlight, Machado has defended herself about her weight and allegations that she was once suspected of driving the getaway car during an attempted assassination of her boyfriend's brother-in-law. It happened in 1997 in Venezuela.
She denies she committed a crime, and no charges were ever filed. It's also reported that she had a daughter with a notorious Mexican drug kingpin, which she also denies.
On Tuesday night, she told Anderson Cooper: “I have a past. We all have a past. I’m no saint.”