Donald Trump Touts Debate Victory on Twitter; Insults Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado on Fox
"I won every poll from last nights Presidential Debate - except for the little watched CNN poll," the GOP nominee tweets.
Donald Trump wasted little time celebrating what he called a clear victory in the first 2016 presidential debate Sunday night.
Not long after the debate concluded at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., the GOP presidential nominee took to Twitter to share polls claiming he was the winner over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
"Wow, did great in the debate polls (except for @CNN - which I don't watch). Thank you!," Trump said in one early tweet. "I really enjoyed the debate last night. Crooked Hillary says she is going to do so many things. Why hasn't she done them in her last 30 years?"
Polls shared by Trump included Drudge, Time and CNBC.
Tuesday morning, Trump also lashed out at former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, whom Clinton referenced during the debate, on a phone interview with Fox & Friends.
Although Trump did not mention Machado by name, Trump called the former pageant winner “the absolute worst" when asked if Clinton was able to get under his skin when she attacked him for previous sexist comments, including claiming Machado gained more than 40 pounds after she was crowned in 1996. Trump previously owned the Miss Universe Organization.
“She was the worst we ever had. The worst. The absolute worst,” Trump told Fox & Friends. "She was impossible. She was a Miss Universe contestant and ultimately a winner, who they had a tremendously difficult time with as Miss Universe.”
The Fox co-hosts did not respond to the comment.
Trump continued, “She was the winner, and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem. We had a real problem. Not only that, her attitude. We had a real problem with her. Hillary went back into the years, and she found this girl. This was many years ago. She found the girl and talked about her like she was Mother Teresa. It wasn’t quite that way. That’s okay. Hillary has to do what she has to do.”
During the debate, Machado tweeted her support for Clinton and said she looked forward to voting for her in the fall.
Clinton's Twitter account also released an ad featuring Machado, which her Twitter account promoted both Monday night and following Trump's Fox & Friends appearance.
Trump on Alicia, 1996: "Miss Piggy."— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 27, 2016
This morning: "She gained a massive amount of weight...it was a real problem." pic.twitter.com/0wrISjJe6z
Listen to Trump's Tuesday morning comment below:
Wow, did great in the debate polls (except for @CNN - which I don't watch). Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2016
I really enjoyed the debate last night.Crooked Hillary says she is going to do so many things.Why hasn't she done them in her last 30 years?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2016
I won every poll from last nights Presidential Debate - except for the little watched @CNN poll.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2016
The #1 trend on Twitter right now is #TrumpWon - thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2016