It not a new revelation that Donald J. Trump can be a petty individual, but here is the latest example via NPR: In Post-Debate Interview, Trump Again Criticizes Pageant-Winner’s Weight
At the end of Monday night’s presidential debate, Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of taunting one of his former Miss Universe contestants about her weight.
Clinton said the Republican nominee’s criticisms of Alicia Machado, a Venezuelan who won the Miss Universe contest in 1996, was “one of the worst things he said” about women. “He called this woman Miss Piggy. Then he called her Miss Housekeeping because she was Latina.”
While Trump appeared to dispute Clinton’s accusation on the debate stage, he called into Fox and Friends Tuesday morning and once again called Machado fat.
“I know that person. That person was a Miss Universe person,” Trump told the Fox News morning show. “And she was the worst we ever had, the worst, the absolute worst, she was impossible,” he said. “She gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem. We had a real problem. Not only that, her attitude.”
I know I should not be surprised, but it is still amazing his inability to let go of a relatively small attack to the degree that he keeps the attack alive and amplifies it. He ought to have a way to deflect the point and move on, instead he doubles-down on his misogyny.