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Alicia Machado responds to Donald Trump’s 3am tweetstorm

'These attacks are cheap lies with bad intentions.'


April Siese


Posted on Sep 30, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 9:36 pm CDT

After Donald Trump’s late night tweetstorm against Hillary Clinton’s use of Alicia Machado in her campaign, the former Miss Universe and Democratic nominee have responded. 

Machado responded via Instagram, with a picture of herself wrapped in an American flag. In her post, she talks about Trump generating attacks and insults in order to bring up false accusations about her life. 

“Through his hate-filled campaign, the Republican candidate insists on discrediting and demoralizing a woman, which is definitely one of his most frightening characteristics,” Machado writes in Spanish.

She goes on to talk about Trump humiliating and insulting her both publicly and privately in the cruelest ways when she was the reigning Miss Universe. 

Machado claims that Trump is using her to direct attention away from “his real problems and incapacity to lead this great nation.”

She vows to continue sharing her story while fully supporting Clinton “in the name of women, [her] sisters, aunts, grandmothers, cousins, friends, and the feminine community.” 

Clinton also turned to Twitter to respond to Trump’s early-morning tweets claiming “a man who can be provoked by a tweet should not be anywhere near the nuclear codes.”

The remarks came during a Florida rally in which Clinton also discussed volunteerism, including the AmeriCorps program, which she vowed to expand. The former Secretary of State got another dig in on Trump during the appearance.

As for the Donald, he’s already begun defending his tweeting habits but has yet to address the content of his 3am missives.

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*First Published: Sep 30, 2016, 6:04 pm CDT