John Oliver’s Alicia Machado Segment Shows Trump’s Long History Of Comments About Women
The moment we’ve been waiting for since the first presidential debate finally arrived, with John Oliver’s take on it on Last Week Tonight. He opened the show on Sunday night with a discussion on the debate, as well as Donald Trump’s bizarre response, including his insistence that he won the debate based on unscientific polls. But it was John Oliver’s segment on Trump and Alicia Machado that furthermore demonstrated Trump’s long history of comments about women.
Near the end of the debate, Hillary Clinton brought up what she called one of the worst things Trump has ever said. He allegedly called Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado “Miss Piggy” because he insisted she gained weight after her win. He also allegedly called her “Miss Housekeeping” because she is Latina. As Oliver pointed out, Trump continuing to harp on this particular comment following the debate was a strange, and overall really bad move. The segment included the hilariously dismayed faces of the Fox News anchors when Trump defended himself over a phone call on air by saying that Machado was “the worst we ever had” and that she had gained a lot of weight, as well as his epic and vitriolic Twitter rant that lasted from 3am to 10am on Friday morning.