What I don’t get about Il Trumpe isn’t that he, to put it kindly, is retrograde: he is the Republican nominee after all. It’s that he’s such a flaming asshole (boldface mine):
Machado was crowned Miss Venezuela and Miss Universe in 1996 when she was 19. That same year, Trump had just taken ownership of the Miss Universe pageant.
Months after being crowned, Machado gained weight and Trump demanded that she lose it. Trump called her an “eating machine” during an interview with Howard Stern, and invited the media to watch Machado when he took her to a gym to exercise…
“I was about to cry in that moment with all the cameras there,” she said of the humiliating moment. “I said, ‘I don’t want to do this, Mr. Trump.’ He said, ‘I don’t care.’”
Machado told “Inside Edition” that the incident made her feel publicly body-shamed and added that Trump called her names. “He called me Miss Piggy,” she revealed, saying it made her feel “so fat.” “I was very depressed in that moment,” she said.
The former beauty queen says that Trump also mocked her English speaking skills calling her, ‘Miss Housekeeping.’
It would appear Trump believes he ‘owns’ these women.
Something is not right in this man’s head. Of course good people don’t do this. But mediocre ones don’t either. This is petty, cruel, and vindictive. It demonstrates a staggering lack of empathy.
If this blows up, I can’t wait to hear how certain parts of the right will attempt to justify this.
Actually, I really can wait. Forever.