Well, this is awkward.
A 1997 video has surfaced showing former Miss Universe Alicia Machado laughing and being complimented by Donald Trump even while she tells the world what a monster he was to her.
Despite Machado’s claims that Trump called her “Miss Piggy” and shamed her for gaining weight as a contestant in the pageant, the video shows a very different relationship. In fact, Trump makes fun of his own weight and lack of exercise several times and pays the Venezuelan beauty queen a few compliments along the way.
Watch the brutal “fat-shaming” video! https://t.co/V0AAtvJm3I
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 28, 2016
VIDEO: 1997 Trump-Machado press scrum at the gym, where he crticizes her eating habits, calls reporters out of shape https://t.co/g72kpwxAYK
— Ed O’Keefe (@edatpost) September 28, 2016
“I work out on occasion,” Trump tells reporters at a gym in the 1997 video. “As little as possible,” he jokingly adds.
“I don’t think Alicia needs much advice,” he said recalling that he had seen her the previous year at a pageant. “I felt that Alicia was one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen.”
Was this the insulting and shaming that Machado said Trump subjected her to? Is this what the mainstream media is talking about when they continue to report that she was “traumatized” by Trump?
“She had tremendous pressure put on her with the win. And some people when they have pressure don’t eat, and some people when they have pressure eat too much, like me, like Alicia,” he said.
When Trump turned turned the pressure onto the reporters in the room and commented on their weight, Machado laughed and gave an approving thumbs up.
It sure doesn’t look like the video backs up the former pageant queen’s claims her eating disorders were brought on by Trump’s awful behavior towards her.
Social media users seemed to be over it and responded accordingly.
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@edatpost Was nothing offensive here. Is this your last stand, left wing, because you’re firing blanks.
— Deplorable David (@DavidofSC) September 28, 2016
@edatpost Sounds like health advice. Isn’t Michelle Obama’s big cause all about reducing obesity and being healthy?
— Bingo (@Bingo4881514) September 29, 2016
— Michal (@MikeWludecki) September 29, 2016
— Deplorable virt (@virtualmatrix) September 28, 2016
@AnnCoulter OMG! DJT is SO MEAN!!! Did you see the way he had poor Ms. Machado laughing/smiling through all the pain he caused her. UNFIT!!!
— The Quipster (@parodykeet) September 28, 2016
— Wayne (@Wayne952) September 29, 2016
— Robert smith (@1oregonbob) September 28, 2016
— Laurie H. Anstead (@lanstead777) September 29, 2016
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