Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado, who Hillary Clinton cited in the presidential debate as an example of Donald Trump’s mistreatment of women, not only has a complicated past, but was unable to validate Clinton’s exorbitant claims.
Machado, appeared Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” to talk about her experiences with Trump in order to “open a few eyes.”
Clinton cited her claim that Trump had called her “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping” as an example of his treatment of women, but Machado.
According to Bizpac Review, the Venezuela-born Machado, who recently became a U.S. citizen, is a vocal Clinton supporter and told host Megyn Kelly that she is sharing her story for her Latino community.
The former beauty queen did not directly answer Kelly’s question about whether anyone else had heard Trump say those things about her. Trump, himself, challenged Clinton during the debate over where she heard that he had used the words.
Machado had claimed that her treatment by Trump, who owned the Miss Universe company from 1996 to 2015, led to eating disorders. Kelly challenged her, however, with an old interview where she stated she suffered from bulimia and anorexia before the pageant.
“No, I’m sorry but that was not true,” Machado responded, adding that the pageant may have manipulated the information at the time.
“I’m here because I know this person, and he’s not a good person” she told Kelly, speaking about Trump. “The point is, no more abuse for us. No more abuse for the girls.”
While Machado makes the rounds stumping for Clinton and trashing Donald Trump, some skeletons from her own closet have surfaced recently that portray a startling picture, including a murder threat, of the former pageant queen.