Trump is Back at it Again
This tweet has stirred up A LOT of conversation about Trump today. Or laughs, rather. But – his commentary regarding Alicia Machado, was no laughing matter. Over the past few months we have seen Trump unashamedly fat-shame the former Miss Universe, and today (in the middle of the night) he took it one step further and tried to slut-shame her. Alicia, who has openly expressed her support for Hillary Clinton, didn't stay silent. Here's her response: "The Republican candidate and his campaign are once more generating attacks and insults and trying to revive defamatory and false accusations about my life. All of this has the purpose of intimidating, humiliating and destabilizing me once again. The attacks are calumnies and cheap lies generated with bad intentions. They have no foundation and have been spread by sensationalist media outlets. This, to be sure, isn’t the first time I have faced this kind of situation. Through his campaign of hate, the Republican candidate insists on discrediting and demoralizing a woman, which is definitively one of his most terrifying characteristics. With this, he seeks to distract attention from his real problems and his incapacity to be the leader of this great country. When I was younger, [Trump] humiliated me, insulted me and disrespected me publicly, as he had usually done privately and in the cruelest way. Just as this happened to me, it is clear that over the years, his actions and conduct have been repeated with other women over decades. Therefore, I will stay standing and sharing my story and my absolute support for Mrs. Clinton in the name of women, my sisters, aunts, grandmothers, cousins, friends and the female community. To my Latinas, and in general, I want to thank you for all of the support, love and respect for my career, my humanity and for my family. I became a citizen of this great country because it is where my daughter was born and because I wanted to exercise all of my rights—including the right to vote. I will continue to stand up, firm in my experience as Miss Universe, and with your support. I have been so pleased to hear so many of your kind words, and to receive so much love. I am focusing on my career and my work as a mother and I am going to continue taking positive steps for the Latino community, and as an activist for the rights of women and for the respect we deserve. I appreciate all of your love and support once more. Thank you." There has been an outpouring of support for Machado, and questioning for Trump. So now we ask you – do YOU think Trump is fit to be president?