During an impassioned speech on the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton in Florida, former Miss Universe Alicia Machado addressed her fellow Latinos directly, telling the pumped up crowd: “This is our election!”
Machado told the Dade City crowd that when she went to the Miss Universe to represent her native Venezuela, she was just 18 years old, saying “there was still so much I didn’t know.”
“Trump was overwhelming, I was scared of him. He made fun of me and I didn’t know how to respond,” she said. When Machado said the GOP nominee called her “Miss Piggy,” “Miss Housekeeping,” and “Miss Eating Machine,” the crowd loudly booed in response.
It’s up to Latinx voters to show Trump that he can’t get away with the way he treats women, Machado said, speaking in English and Spanish throughout her introduction of Clinton.
“To all my fellow Floridians who have the right to vote: vote early, vote today,” she said. “And to all the Latinos: This is our election. This is our election, Latinos!”