Hillary Clinton is “shocked” by President Donald Trump’s remarks about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan, who are black, according to the first woman who worked with the president in the White House.
“I think that’s a very concerning thing for her to hear that he’s made a racist comment about her,” Clinton said in an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“He made a racial comment about Black Americans, and I’m shocked that he would make a racial statement about Black people.”
Clinton’s comments were the first public acknowledgement of the racist remarks Trump made about Machado, who is married to the former president.
The comments also come just days after Trump’s wife, Melania, said she would donate all proceeds from her husband’s charity, The Donald J. Trump Foundation, to charity and would donate it to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Trump’s attacks against Machado began during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” when the president called her a “bimbo” and “Miss Piggy” on Wednesday.
Trump went on to describe Machado as having a “sex problem,” “lazy,” “ugly” and a “fat pig.”
“She was a beauty, a beauty and she was a very good looking woman.
And I hate to tell you, she was Miss Piggy.
And Donald Trump likes to call her ‘Miss Pig’ and he likes to say that.
And it’s just ridiculous,” Trump said.
“She has a sex problem, and she has a fat pig problem, she’s a beautiful woman.
She has no respect for Donald Trump.
She would be devastated.”
Trump also called Machado a “pussy” and claimed that she should be allowed to keep her beauty page on Instagram.
Trump also accused Machado of being a “lightweight” and said she should have won the Miss Universe pageant instead of her husband.
Trump said Machado was “not even allowed to have a big pageant” and that she was “too beautiful to be a pageant contestant.”
“I’m going to get to the bottom of that,” Trump told “Fox and Friends” on Thursday morning.
“It’s a little bit complicated.
I’m sure she’s happy to get the money.”
Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, told MSNBC on Thursday that she and Trump have known each other for years and have “a lot of respect” for each other.
“And what’s troubling about this is the comments he made about Alicia Machada and Michael B., and the fact that they’re just as ignorant as he is,” Clinton told “Morning Ed.”
“There are a lot of things that have to be addressed.
It’s not just the racism and sexism and all that stuff, but it’s the way that he attacks women.
And that’s really concerning.”
Trump did not directly respond to Clinton’s statement.