Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado probably wishes she had never been dragged into the presidential campaign as Hillary Clinton’s tool for a few days last week. Obviously, Ms. Machado is no fan of Donald Trump and would probably love to see him lose, but things were also revealed about her private life that I’m sure she wishes had remained out of the public domain.
After Hillary Clinton put a spotlight on Machado’s strife with Trump in the first general election debate, the 39-year-old’s dirty laundry spilled out into the public.
Video from a Spanish reality TV show Machado participated in showed her having sex with another contestant while she was engaged to baseball star Bobby Abreu.
It was further revealed that she was listed as an accomplice in an attempted murder in 1998, two years after she carried the Miss Universe crown.
Machado allegedly drove the getaway car and threatened to kill the judge overseeing the case. Her then-boyfriend was indicted in the criminal case.
Clinton’s campaign has been unwilling to admit to knowing, or not knowing, about Machado’s past.
I’m not going to go so far as to say I feel sorry for Ms. Machado. But she probably had no idea what she was getting into when she allowed herself to become part of the campaign. This is what happens when you get involved with the Clintons. You get dirty. You get tarnished. Your reputation is smeared. Such is the nature of the Clintons. The sad part is, Hillary Clinton probably cares nothing about Alicia Machado and couldn’t care less about what Donald Trump said about her 20 years ago. What she does care about is herself, and if she can turn Alicia Machado into a tool for a few days for her to use to further her political aim, then she’ll do it. This is the Clintons. This is who they are.