The Slatest

Trump Tweeted at 5:30 a.m. About Alicia Machado’s Alleged “Sex Tape”

Donald Trump and Alicia Machado.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Spencer Platt/Getty Images and Brad Barket/Getty Images for People en Español.

Donald Trump has been letting everybody know that he is not happy about Alicia Machado, the former Miss Universe contestant—cited by Hillary Clinton during Monday’s debate—who says Trump called her “Miss Piggy” because she gained weight and “Miss Housekeeping” because she is Latina. Early Friday morning Trump shared some more thoughts:

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By “sex tape,” Trump might be referring to a pornographic recording that has been erroneously attributed to Machado online, or to footage of her apparently having sex on a Spanish reality show. (Machado was also once accused of driving a getaway car after an attempted murder and then threatening a judge, though she was not convicted of any crime.) And to be clear, Clinton did not refer to Machado as an “angel” or describe her as virtuous.

Trump, incidentally, once appeared on the cover of Playboy, is famous for being willing to talk to anyone about his sex life at any time, and is married to a woman who has done more than one topless photo shoot.

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