Donald Trump was blasted for his history of body-shaming women during the first presidential debate. Whether it was about Alicia Machado, Rosie O’Donnell or Heidi Klum, the Republican nominee has sparked controversy for his upsetting comments over the years. We’re taking a look back, here.
Donald Trump, 70, was put in the hot seat during the first presidential debate on Sept. 26. Hillary Clinton, 68, decided to address his problem of repeatedly insulting women simply based on the way they look. She began noting how many well-established ladies had faced his criticism, saying, “This is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs.” She even mentioned Alicia Machado, a former competitor in Miss Universe, as someone who endured Donald’s crude remarks. However, she’s not the only woman whose been addressed.
Trump sobre Alicia Machado en 1996: "Miss Piggy"
Esta mañana: "Aumentó mucho de peso… era un problema serio". pic.twitter.com/Sv92DhXTPJ
— Hillary en español (@Hillary_esp) September 27, 2016
Hillary explained how Donald previously called Alicia “Miss Piggy” and “Mrs. Housekeeping” because she was Latina. She even noted how it’s ironic that the Republican nominee supports and is the executive producer of the Miss Universe Pageant. Donald seemed to add gas to the fire during his first post-debate interview with Fox and Friends on Sept. 27. Donald continued to down-talk Alicia, saying, “She was the winner, and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem… not only that, her attitude.” These remarks didn’t sit well with everybody.
Donald also brought back to life his decade-long feud with Rosie O’Donnell during the presidential debate. Even though viewers expected him to have a little remorse over his previous comments, he stood proudly by his words. He noted how the former View co- host had been very “vicious” to him over the years. “Rosie O’Donnell, I said very tough things to her and I think everyone would agree that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her.” For those who forgot, he previously called her a “pig,” “slob” and “loser.”
The republican candidate also sparked controversy for his remarks about Heidi Klum in 2015. Donald commented on the supermodel’s physical appearance, saying, “Sometimes I do go a little bit far,” during his interview with the New York Times. He continued, “Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10.” Fans of the former Victoria Secret angel came out of the woodworks to defend her, saying that his comments weren’t necessary or truthful. Yikes.
Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly also found herself under the scrutiny of Donald on Aug. 7, 2015. She seemed to strike a chord when she asked him about his history of offensive statement towards women during the first republican presidential debate. Donald didn’t take kindly to her comments, voicing his frustrations on CNN the following day. “She gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions. You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. In my opinion, she was off base.” Needless to say, his remarks upset the heck out of women all over the world.
Even those closest to Donald have come forward with their own shocking experiences of his body-shaming. One of his former employees, named Louise Sunshine, previously explained how the real estate mogul used to keep a “fat picture” in his desk, to pull out whenever she made a mistake. Even though she still supports him to become president, Louise did say it was “a reminder that [she] wasn’t perfect,” she told the Washington Post. “He just is that way.”
The business mogul even shocked the world when he slammed Kim Kardashian. Donald stopped by Howard Stern‘s radio show back in 2013 and talked about the reality queen, who was on his television show, The Apprentice. He said, “Does she have a good body? No.” He continued, “Does she have a fat ass? Absolutely. And if it weren’t Kim, they’d say, ‘wow, I don’t want to go out with her.’”
Donald also commented about Angelina Jolie on the radio show, saying, “I never thought she was good-looking. I don’t think she’s got good skin. I don’t think she’s got a great face. I think her lips are too big, to be honest with you, they look like too big.” My, oh my. He even rated Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan a “solid four.” Donald explained, “I liked the way she used to look. A person who is very flat-chested is very hard to be a 10.”
We’re hoping the habit of body-shaming comes to an end already!
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