Donald does not deny the humiliating remarks he made to Alicia Machado. What he did definitely seems to cross way over the line of human decency. There’s a word which is maybe a little overused these days, but his behavior could certainly cause him to be described as a “bully.”
He called her “Miss Piggy” because of her weight and “Miss Housekeeping” because of her Latino heritage. And then there is the photographic evidence he sent a media crew to a gym to film her working out when he was insulting her about her weight. He made a public spectacle of her problem.
She really doesn’t look at that pudgy to me. I certainly understand she may have violated a clause in her contract. Is public humiliation the way to address a contract violation?
She later was accused of doing bad things a few years later. That’s no excuse for his prior behavior. I think you could make a case that her loss of self esteem due to his bullying and psychological torture might have contributed to her life not going in a totally happy direction.
To be clear, she was accused but never convicted. But let’s suppose she did do some unseemly things. I’m not a psychologist but I do know that sometimes people are strongly affected by stress and/or abuse.
Might things have gone differently for her? We’ll never know.
But more importantly, will Trump’s magic touch that may have ruined her life and definitely caused the bankruptcy or failure a number of his investments do the same for the United States?
We can only hope we’ll never know.