Meet the Woman Donald Trump Called “Miss Piggy”

The Clinton campaign’s new web ad takes aim at his treatment of women.


After the presidential debate Monday night, Hillary Clinton’s campaign put out a brutal new web video attacking Donald Trump for how he described a former Miss Universe.

Near the end of the debate, Clinton blasted Trump for how he had treated Alicia Machado, who won the Miss Universe pageant in 1996, representing Venezuela. (Trump owned the Miss Universe pageant from 1996 until 2015.) “One of the worst things he’s said was about a woman in a beauty contest,” Clinton said. “He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them. And he called this woman ‘Miss Piggy.’ Then he called her ‘Miss Housekeeping,’ because she’s Latina.” Trump criticized Machado for gaining weight and invited the media to watch her exercise.

In the video, Machado narrates in Spanish, filling in the details of her interactions with Trump. “He was overwhelming,” she says. “I was very scared of him. He’d yell at me all the time.”

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