Good for Alicia Machado!
The former Miss Universe is showing far more class than Donald Trump this week after delivering an impassioned, thoughtful, well-put response to the presidential candidate’s heinous lies and horrible statements.
As you’ll remember, Trump hit hard at Machado for no real reason after Hillary Clinton called out his treatment of women at Monday night’s debate, and The Donald’s awful, disgusting attacks continued well through the week.
Well now, with a Friday evening Instagram post, Machado is fighting back.
She showed off a picture of herself draped in an American flag (above), and wrote, in part:
“The Republican candidate and his campaign are, once again launching attacks, insults and are attempting to revive slanders and false accusations about my life, in order to humiliate, intimidate, and unbalance me. These attacks are cheap lies with bad intentions. This, of course, is not the first time the candidate insists on discrediting someone or insists on demoralizing women, minorities, and people of certain religions through his hateful campaign. This is definitely one of his most frightful characteristics. Through his attacks, he’s attempting to distract from his campaign’s real problems and his inability to be the leader of this great country.”
She was far from done, though, and pointed it towards her past, too — in other words, this is not the first time that she’s dealt with The Donald.
“When I was young, the now candidate, humiliated me, insulted me, disrespected me both publicly and privately in the cruelest way. The same way this happened to me, it’s clear that throughout the years, he’s continued his actions and behavior with other women. Therefore, I will continue to stand on my feet, sharing my story and my absolute support for Secretary Clinton, on behalf of all women — my sisters, aunts, grandmothers, cousins, women within the community. I want to thank all of my Latinas and those who have supported me and given me love and respect for my career, and as a human being. I became a United States citizen because my daughter was born here and because I wanted to exercise my rights, among them, I wanted to vote.”
And she finally wrapped up with a very uplifting paragraph about her own personal plans (below):
“I will continue standing firm in my lived experience as Miss Universe and even stronger with your support. I’ve been so pleased and honored by so many kind and heartfelt words. I’m focusing on my career and my work as a mother, and I will continue taking positive steps for the Latino community. I will continue being an activist for women’s rights and fighting for the respect we deserve. I appreciate all your love and thank you again for your support.”
Machado has FAR out-classed the classless Donald Trump once again here.