"We cannot accept no more insults for my Latin community. No more insults for the women," she says
"He tried to destroy my self esteem," she says
Former “Miss Universe” Alicia Machado struck back Tuesday against insults hurled at her by Donald Trump, saying that he was “aggressive” and “really rude.”
Machado, who represented Venezuela in Trump’s 1996 “Miss Universe” competition said that Trump called her “Miss Housekeeping” and “Miss Piggy” when she gained weight after winning the beauty pageant.
“I know what I left with him and he knows, too. And he was really aggressive. He was really rude. He was a bad person with me,” she told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on “AC360.” “That is the story that I need to share with my community. We cannot accept no more insults for my Latin community. No more insults for the women. I know very well Mr. Trump and I can see the same person that I met 20 years ago.”
At the presidential debate on Monday, Clinton referenced Machado to make a bigger point to Trump about his public treatment of women – which has become a key campaign issue that hits on his vulnerabilities with both Hispanics and women.