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“‘Miss Universe’ tearfully thanks Clinton for defense against Trump’s ‘Miss Piggy’ remarks” “Alicia Machado, Miss Universe weight-shamed by Trump, speaks out for Hillary Clinton” “Donald Trump Can’t Stop Body Shaming Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado” “Hillary likes to call Donald out for shaming women, calling them names, repeating the names he’s called them. But let’s remember one thing: Hillary Clinton has called me a bimbo for the last 19 years.” These choice headlines and many more dominated the news cycle for two days after Hillary Clinton brought up Donald Trump’s nearly 20-year-old comments about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado during the first presidential debate Monday night. “He called this woman ‘Miss Piggy,’ then he called her ‘Miss Housekeeping’ because she was Latina,” Clinton said. “Donald, she has a name.” The media jumped on the opportunity to bash Trump for something he said decades earlier and help paint Clinton as a feminist defender. But what about Juanita Broaddrick? Or Paula Jones? Or Kathleen Willey?
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