Megyn Kelly doesn't understand why Trump won't stop body-shaming women.

Megyn Kelly doesn't understand why Trump won't stop body-shaming women.
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Political pundit and confirmed non-Donald Trump fan Megyn Kelly had Clinton supporter Krystal Ball and spokesman for the leading pro-Trump super PAC Carl Bigbie on her Fox News show to discuss Trump's complete refusal to stop trying to tell women what size their bodies should be. Case in point: former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who Trump allegedly referred to as "Miss Piggy" when she gained 40 pounds after winning the crown in 1996.

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The smart move for Trump would have been to simply apologize, but Trump's not a man given to smart moves. Instead he decided to double down on his stance, saying on Fox & Friends the day after the debate in which Hillary Clinton brought it up that Machado had "gained a massive amount of weight" and "it was a real problem."

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Bigbie claimed that he doesn't understand why people are harping on the fact that Donald Trump "called some woman fat 20 years ago." Ball is quite happy to explain to Bigbie why people are talking about it: first, Trump won't shut up about it himself, and second, it matters because it says a lot about who he is as a person. As Ball says,

It's kind of relevant to people whether their future president happens to also be a sexist pig. I think that's kind of an important piece of information that actually a lot of voters might care about.

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One question not tackled in their conversation, though, is what exactly a "luxury exercise program" is. Do the participants drink champagne instead of water? Do they wipe their sweat with cashmere towels? Does someone else do all the working out for them entirely?

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