'Extra' Vintage Moment: Donald Trump Defends Alicia Machado

Back in 1997, Trump defended Machado in a backhanded way at an event designed to allow the press to watch her work out. He told "Extra" at the time, "I think it would have been a terrible thing to terminate Alicia from the pageant. She was, when she won last year, one of the most beautiful women I had ever seen, and everybody in the audience were saying literally, ‘ ands-down winner.' She's gained a tremendous amount of weight and she has, I guess, an eating disorder of some kind.”

"But I think if I did a termination, and if CBS and I got together and did a termination, I think it would have sent out a very bad signal for a problem that a lot of people have, which is weight," he added.

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