In Broward County, Hillary Clinton happily extends Donald Trump-Miss Universe controversy

Hillary Clinton takes the stage in Coral Springs this afternoon after an earlier rally in Fort Pierce.

Hillary Clinton takes the stage in Coral Springs this afternoon after an earlier rally in Fort Pierce.

CORAL SPRINGS — Hillary Clinton happily extended the uproar over Donald Trump and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado this afternoon after Trump went on a pre-dawn Twitter tirade about the pageant winner whose weight gain he called “a real problem.”

“I mean, really, who wakes up at 3 o’clock in the morning to engage in a Twitter attack against the former Miss Universe?” Clinton said to a crowd of about 2,400 in heavily Democratic Broward County.

“His latest Twitter meltdown is unhinged, even for him. It shows that man is temperamentally unfit to be president and commander in chief…I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: A man who can be provoked by a tweet should not be anywhere near the nuclear codes.”

Clinton first brought up Machado in Monday night’s nationally televised presidential debate, saying Trump called her “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping, because she was Latina.”

Trump poured gasoline on the fire the next morning by telling Fox News that Machado had “gained a massive amount of weight and it was a real problem.”

After Newt Gingrich and other Trump surrogates kept the controversy alive, Trump himself took to Twitter after 5 a.m. with a series of tweets about Machado, culminating with one that said “Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?”

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