Friday, September 30, 2016

Why Is Donald Trump Keeping The Alicia Machado Story Alive?

Alex Pappas reports:
During the last momnets of the presidential debate this week, Hillary Clinton laid a trap. Donald Trump took the bait — and hasn’t stopped playing into her hands since then.

“One of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest,” Clinton said Monday night, launching into an attack to try to claim Donald Trump is sexist during the Hofstra University debate. “He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them. And he called this woman ‘Miss Piggy.’ Then he called her ‘Miss Housekeeping,’ because she was Latina. Donald, she has a name.”

“Her name is Alicia Machado,” Clinton added.

Not many voters knew Machado’s name until then. But because of Donald Trump’s reaction — and inability to stop talking about her accusations since the debate — they do now....

 Since the debate — the first of the three between Clinton and Trump — it has been the dominant campaign story in the news. And the Clinton campaign couldn’t be happier: it keeps all attention off her, the Clinton Foundation, her health and other problematic topics while Trump battles with a Latino woman over something said 20 years ago...

Machado is no Mother Teresa. She has been accused of playing a role in a 1998 murder and of threatening the judge in the case. (Appearing on CNN this week, she didn’t deny the allegations, only saying: “Everybody has a past, and I’m not a saint girl, but that is not the point now.”)

She appeared nude in Mexican Playboy in 2006 and 2012. And she was filmed having sex while appearing on a 2005 episode of a Spanish reality show.

Early Friday morning, Trump went on another Twitter rant, once again, drawing more attention to the spat. It’s a move that guarantees more news coverage, including on the Sunday morning news shows over the weekend.

“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!” he tweeted.

“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,” Trump wrote in another tweet.

“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?” he added.

The refusal to leave the issue alone has baffled some conservatives.
And this just in:


  1. --- Why Is Donald Trump Keeping The Alicia Machado Story Alive? ---

    Because he's stupid.

    --- Machado is no Mother Teresa. ---

    Opinion. Irrelevant.

    --- “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?” he added. ---

    Only a man so ignorant of this country's immigration laws could come up with such a doozy. The man who claimed that more than half of Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug dealers (implying as much after adding "and some, I assume, are good people") has the gall to claim that a person was graciously granted citizenship.

    Whoever came up with this plan to bait him with Miss Universe should get a medal, because it was pure genius. The man toom the bait like the spoiled brat he is.

  2. 'The most interesting thing about the mainstream articles is what they leave out. There is no discussion at CNN or The New York Times, for instance, about her post-pageant fame as the fiancée of Phillies outfielder Bobby Abreu, or how he reportedly called it off after a reality show she was on revealed video of her apparently having sex with a housemate.

    Likewise, there is little mention of how a Venezuelan judge once alleged on live TV that Machado had threatened to kill him. Or how the Mexican attorney general’s office later said she was the girlfriend of a major narco trafficker, and that she he had a child with him, according to Univision and other outlets. Or how a government witness who reportedly testified about their affair was later shot to death."

  3. This election has to be the worst race to the bottom in a long time