Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Trump Mocks Woman's Weight

Alicia Machado, Miss Universe 1996 photographed this year May 2016

Donald J. Trump has created another controversy.  He doubled down on Hillary Clinton's reference to him mocking a former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado, weight.  

Miss Machado was Miss Venezuela when she won the Trump owned Miss Universe contest in Las Vegas in 1996.  After she won the Miss Universe contest she apparently committed the horrendous mistake of gaining weight.  Trump publicly called her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping" (because of her Latina heritage).  

However, name calling wasn't enough.  (the following is from a New York Times article):

Trump, as executive producer of the Miss Universe pageant insisted on accompanying Ms. Machado, then a teenager, to a gym, where dozens of reporters and cameramen watched as she exercised.  

Mr. Trump, in his trademark suite and tie, posed for photographs beside her as she burned calories in front of members of the news media.  "This is somebody who likes to eat,", Mr. Trump said from inside the gym.

I remember when his awful treatment of this Miss Universe happened.  That was twenty years ago.  I cringed when I heard and read how he was treating her.  I couldn't believe it but I don't remember anyone in the news media broadcasting their outrage of his treatment of Ms. Machado. 

Donald Trump and Alicia Machado 20 years ago at the gym where he publicly humiliated her for gaining weight
 
The Trump campaign is supposed to be concentrating on courting the vote of suburban woman, I don't think his doubling down on his actions towards the former Miss Universe helps that effort. 



14 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:50 PM

    This is exactly why a woman should never be elected to president.
    Are you for real??
    The country is going bankrupt, jobs are being exported, people are losing their jobs, incomes are down, ISIS had exploded three bombs in NY City this past month, police shootings are everywhere
    AND YOU AND THAT BITCH HILLARY ARE TALKING ABOUT SOME BIMBO BEAUTY QUEENS' WEIGHT, AS REFERENCED BY TRUMP??
    What about all the women Bill Clinton fucked in the White House? And according to Colin Powell, Bill is still porking the ladies?? It is so evident that Hillary Clinton despises men. Look at how the men in her life have treated her?? You want that bitch to take out her man hatred and anger if elected to the White House? Are you for friggin real??

    You're just another Democrat sheeple who has been sideswiped by Hillary.
    Just another political loser.
    In 26 years that woman has done nothing but destroy people in order to claw her way to the top.
    Trump is a good man and America needs a businessman such as himself.
    Go get a life.

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  2. Just dropped by to compliment your post, Ron. Somewhat surprised by all the barking from your anonymous 1st-responder. It's the kind of enthusiasm that will send more votes to Ms. Clinton.

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    1. Geo.,
      My thoughts exactly.
      Ron

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  3. I (personally) love to read hostile comments. It either shows passion or insanity. Sometimes, both!

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    1. Jimmy,
      I like to read them too. I've gotten them in the past and deleted them but I have decided to share them with my other blog readers and let them come to their own conclusion.
      Ron

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  4. Anonymous8:15 PM

    Great post. It reflects Trump's arrogance in regards towards this woman's self-respect.
    The recent Washington Post expose on The Trump Foundation is now being investigated by
    the NY State Attorney General.
    Stay Tuned.

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    1. Trump is a con man, simple as that.

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  5. Anonymous8:23 PM

    Geo ... the first anonymous commenter (at 1:50 p.m) isn't anonymous. It's Cindi from www.thriftysixty.blogspot.com and it always amuses me when she comments anonymously on others' blogs because when people comment anonymously on her blog she delights in telling them about her very expensive software that allows her to track down the commenter's exact location and she's going to SUE SUE SUE the pants off of them ... (no, I wasn't the one being threatened, I'm amused by the whole thing).

    Frankly, I believe there is an underlying mental health issue at play here.

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    1. I'm amused to by her comments.
      Ron

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    2. If anyone really cares, no expensive software is needed to figure out who is writing anonymously. I really don't care on my blog. I have better things to do than agonize over anonymous comments, not that I know Cindi is the one.
      Practical Parsimony

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  6. Anonymous8:28 PM

    An addendum ... when I say a mental health issue I'm not making that as a comment on her affiliation with any particular political party or candidate, but rather a personality disorder that manifests itself in several ways. Just read her blog and within a month's time you'll notice certain patterns. Her writing style and phrasing is very distinctive and that is why it is easy to identify her anonymous comments on other blogs.

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    1. Thanks for this information.
      Ron

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  7. Unfortunately, most people don't know that Alicia Machado is a porn star and got in trouble when she drove the getaway car after her boyfriend committed a murder (I wrote about it in my blog). I have little respect for her.

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    1. Trump keeps taking the bait Jon. There's more bait to come. Going to be interesting to see if he bites again.
      Ron

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