Donald Trump said Tuesday Hillary Clinton failed to get under his skin during the first presidential debate, except "maybe" after she brought up a former Miss Universe winner who accused him of calling her derogatory names after she gained weight.
And in a tweet Tuesday, he again lashed out at "Crooked Hillary."
Alicia Machado, who was crowned Miss Universe in 1996, accused Trump of pressuring her to lose weight and publicly shaming her in a New York Times story published in May. She later told the television program "Inside Edition" Trump called her "Miss Piggy." Trump also called her "an eating machine" on the Howard Stern Show, "Inside Edition" reported.
Trump, who had taken over the Miss Universe pageant shortly before the 1996 contest, acknowledged to the Times he pushed Machado to lose weight.
"She was the worst we ever had, the worst, the absolute worst. She was impossible," Trump told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday, without mentioning Machado by name.
"She was the winner and, you know, she gained a massive amount of weight and it was, it was a real problem," Trump said. "We had a real problem. Not only that, her attitude."