Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado after becoming a U.S. citizen. Photo via Instagram
Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado after becoming a U.S. citizen. Photo via Instagram

Friday morning on Twitter, Donald Trump gave his 11.9 million followers some viewing advice: “Check out sex tape” of Alicia Machado, his former Miss Universe.

It wasn’t a considered review for adult-film fans. He was bashing Hillary Clinton again. But he was quickly corrected on what turns out to have been an R-rated clip from a Chilean reality show called “La Granja” in 2005.

As The Mary Sue noted: “Friends, that’s just textbook slut-shaming. Trump didn’t even try to hide what he was doing, asserting in another tweet that the bad things he said about her don’t matter because she’s not ‘a paragon of virtue.’

“Claims of Machado’s ‘sex tape’ stem from a scene filmed for a reality show … in which Machado is supposedly having sex with a man in some grainy night-vision footage where they’re both covered by sheets. That, Donald Trump is not OK with, because it doesn’t serve his ends, I guess, but he was more than happy for Machado to participate in the Miss Universe pageant and use her looks for his benefit —until he didn’t like how much she weighed, of course.”

Machado’s response (translated) began: “The Republican candidate and his campaign team are again generating attacks, insults and trying to revive slurs and false accusations about my life.”

Commenters contrasted Trump with less-sexy quotes from Lincoln and Kennedy.

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