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Thin-Skinned GOP Nominee Continues Misogynist Attacks on Alicia Machado at 3 AM

Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 10:55:37 am

In the debate Monday night, Hillary Clinton laid a trap for Donald Trump by bringing up Trump's ugly misogynistic and bigoted comments about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. Trump was obviously surprised, repeating "Where did you get this? Where did you get this?" in a petulant voice as Clinton described him calling Machado "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping."

And the trap worked beautifully. Five days after the debate Trump is still ranting about Machado, like Wile E. Coyote falling for a Roadrunner trick over and over.

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Clinton's barb got so far under Trump's skin that last night at 2:30 am Eastern time, he tweeted a series of misogynist attacks on Machado -- again!

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

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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

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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

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Let's get one thing out of the way immediately. The charge that Machado appeared in a "sex tape" is ludicrous and false, and apparently originated with vile conspiracy-monger Alex Jones's crony Paul Joseph Watson. The only thing even close to a "sex tape" in Machado's history was a (probably staged) non-graphic scene in a Spanish reality TV show. And the other accusations in Watson's smear piece are similarly exaggerated and distorted. (Standard practice for Infowars.)

But aside from the dishonesty of the smear, what does it say about the Republican Party's presidential candidate that his skin is so paper-thin he's still ranting about this woman almost a week later -- and tweeting angrily in the middle of the night?

The bottom line: the GOP's nominee for president is seriously unhinged.

UPDATE at 9/30/16 10:56:58 am by Charles Johnson

Clinton called Alicia Machado after Trump's "strange tweetstorm," spokesman @NickMerrill tells reporters aboard Clinton's plane. pic.twitter.com/XYVGkZro2V

— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer) September 30, 2016

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