On the Tuesday edition of “Fox & Friends,” Donald Trump addressed the Alicia Machado issue, which had arisen the night before in the first presidential debate. Machado is the former Miss Universe who was fat-shamed by Trump back in 1997, as he invited the media to film a workout that was designed to help her shed weight that she’d allegedly gained after winning the beauty contest. “She was the winner, and, you know, she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem,” said Trump to a trio of “Fox & Friends” co-hosts.
Misogyny, misogyny, misogyny — “Fox & Friends” had no problem with any of it.
Nor did Bill O’Reilly. In an interview with Trump, O’Reilly cast the whole thing as a matter of campaign strategy: “Okay. Now, the other avenue they are going to come after you is the women card. And they are going to say that you are a mean guy and you don’t respect women. Do you have anything further to say on this Miss Universe thing?”