After Donald Trump accused a former Miss Universe of having a sex tape, Hillary Clinton said this is “unhinged, even for Trump.” In a dueling tweet storm with Trump Friday, the Democratic candidate showed that she can hold her own.
It all began in the wee hours of the morning, when Trump started his tweeting frenzy. Apparently, his advisors and aides do not take his phone away from him at night. The billionaire got away with a flurry of conspiracy theories and strange accusations before those aides got control of the situation.
Clinton came down hard on Trump, calling him “unhinged” in his comments about women:
‘This is … unhinged, even for Trump.’
What kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 30, 2016
Trump went so far as to accuse Clinton of helping the former Miss USA get her U.S. citizenship, just so the woman could help the Democratic candidate in the first presidential debate.
He accused former Miss Universe Alicia Machado making a sex tape. Then, he accused the woman of “making a veiled reference to an accomplice-to-murder allegation.” His surrogates are hot on the trail repeating the allegation, even though Machado was never tried for such a crime.
In his extended rant, Trump said:
‘Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?’
Then Clinton commented on Trump’s tweets with one of her own:
‘What kind of a man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?’
Trump’s twitter frenzy on Machado lasted a full 16 minutes. He is still obsessed about something that Clinton brought out in the presidential debate. She tweeted:
‘Alicia deserves praise for courageously standing up to Trump’s attacks. And he has the gall to blame her — and say he “helped?”
‘When something gets under Donald’s thin skin, he lashes out and can’t let go. This is dangerous for a president.’
Prior to his tweet tirade about Machado, the GOP’s top guy warned his followers via a tweet, that they should not trust “anonymous sources” that were negative about him.
Clinton then posted a screenshot of a LA Times report about a former Trump employee’s sworn declaration. That employee stated that she had observed the billionaire tell managers:
‘Restaurant hostesses were “not pretty enough” and that they should be fired and replaced with more attractive women.’
The former secretary of state linked the LA Times article and commented:
‘To Donald, women like Alicia are only as valuable as his personal opinion about their looks.’
Then, Clinton picked up the thread that seems to run through Trump’s life, misogyny. She brought up his vendetta against television personality Rosie O’Donnell. Instead, the Democratic candidate said she is “an accomplished actor.”
Clinton posted that Trump “obsessively bullies” people and his actions are “pathetic.” He told a pregnant Kim Kardashian she had “gotten a bit large” and shouldn’t be wearing tight-fitting outfits.
The former secretary of state mentioned Trump’s comments on abortions, his stance on equal pay, and pregnancy:
‘Trump on equal pay: “Do as good a job” as men. Abortion? Should be “punished.” Pregnancy? An “inconvenience.” Wives working? “Dangerous.”
‘While Donald continues day 5 of his Machado meltdown, we’ll be in Florida talking about national service. You’ll want to watch.’
The whole world is watching.