Twitter, 'lies' and videotape: Trump shames beauty queen
Oct 02 2016
In contrast, Clinton has delivered a mostly positive message in the days since her debate performance re-energized her candidacy. In her speech, Clinton said her Methodist faith motivated her and that it would make the encouragement of public service "a vital aspect" of her presidency.
He took it a step further on Thursday.
In documents released years later, Clinton was quoted by a close friend referring to Lewinsky as a "narcissistic loony tune".
"You want somebody who is 40 days away from possibly being president to be laying awake at night thinking about resolving the crisis in Syria or our national debt, not how he can win a petty feud with a beauty queen that he called Miss Piggy", said Tim Miller, a Republican communications consultant who has been vocal in his opposition to Mr. Trump.
That was a reference to former President Bill Clinton. "He lied with Monica Lewinsky and paid a massive penalty". He was acquitted of the charges by the Senate.
Not to be outdone by her Republican rival, Hillary Clinton fired off a series of early-morning messages Saturday on Twitter.
"Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check sex tape and past) Alicia M. become a USA citizen so she could use in the debate?"
Clinton raised Machado's name in the first presidential debate, noting Trump's mockery when Machado gained weight after winning Miss Universe in 1996.
The real estate tycoon added in a second tweet, "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", he tweeted.
"A man who can be provoked by a tweet should not be anywhere near the nuclear codes", she said.
Trump didn't mention the tweets Friday evening as he rallied supporters in MI.
Clinton then said she wants to guarantee equal pay for women and called for companies to share profits with workers.
"These findings are no surprise given that voters think it's far more likely reporters will try to help Clinton than Trump this election season", the release said, citing results of earlier Rasmussen surveys. That's up to him.
But Trump's critics have blasted the GOP nominee for going after Machado so intently, particularly with just a few weeks before the election. She did not run ads that say mean things.
Several traditionally Republican newspapers have also come out against Trump this week.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Fort Pierce, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. As she often does, she recounted her own background of working on children's issues and her father's struggles as a small businessman.
Clinton argued that service had been a priority of Republicans and Democrats in the past, but "I don't think you'll hear anything about this from my opponent". "But it's not about that, it's about you".
Trump is ahead with people who aren't affiliated with a party (41 percent to 33 percent), men (49 percent to 37 percent), non-Hispanic whites (53 percent to 33 percent), in north Florida (53 percent to 37 percent) and southwest Florida (51 percent-36 percent). She said that's why she had entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as her guest in the front row of Monday night's presidential debate. But the NY businessman has not deviated far from his aggressive approach defined by insults that helped him win a crowded Republican primary election.
Clinton said she'd make sure America is safe in the world, then went after Trump's history of praising Russian President Vladimir Putin, his questioning of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance and his "cavalier" attitude about other nations developing nuclear weapons.
The show took place nearly a decade after Trump invited reporters to watch Machado exercise and mocked her publicly for gaining weight after she won Miss Universe, which Trump owned at the time. Her spokesman said she called Machado Friday to thank her for her courage. She soon backed off - as did Trump.
The new Rasmussen Reports poll released on Friday found that when it comes to fact-checking presidential candidates' statements, nearly two in three likely U.S. voters do not trust the media, with only 29 per cent saying otherwise. The awkward moment drew immediate comparisons - including by Johnson himself - to his "Aleppo moment" earlier this month when he didn't recognize the besieged city in Syria.
The Clinton campaign called the allegations unhinged.