- “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”/HBO; YouTube
John Oliver took a look at Donald Trump’s recent rants about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and decided that the real-estate mogul has brought this election to a whole new low.
It all started when Hillary Clinton brought up Machado during the recent first presidential debate as an example of Trump’s abusive comments toward women. The former Miss Universe claims Trump called her “Miss Piggy,” because he believed she had gained a lot of weight. It certainly got some media coverage, but the story also sent Trump into overdrive on the beauty queen.
On Sunday’s episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver showed a clip of Trump on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” the morning after the debate. Without even being asked about Machado, Trump recalled that she was “impossible” and the “absolute” worst during her reign.
Oliver joked, “You can see [the hosts] thinking, ‘What are you doing? Why are you doing this? Don’t you know it’s wrong to degrade former beauty pageant winners? We at Fox recently learned that due to the circumstances of Roger Ailes’ departure from this very company!'”
Later in the week, Trump then went on an extensive early-morning Twitter rant in which he referred to Machado as “disgusting” and wondered if Clinton helped her get her citizenship in order to use her against Trump.
That wasn’t all he said in the tweet, as Oliver pointed out.
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?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2016
“That is a candidate for President of the United States urging America to check out a sex tape,” Oliver said. “Just do me a favor. Look up into the sky right now. Higher. No, higher still. Do you see that? Way up there? Way up above the clouds? That’s rock bottom. And we are currently way down here.”
Watch the John Oliver segment below: