5:30 AM tweet: Trump tells voters to watch Machado 'sex tape'


If there was ever an instance that proved Donald Trump's categorical unfitness for the presidency, it is his early morning tweetstorm against former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado.

Trump was up at 3:20 AM tweeting his frustrations, something no qualified presidential candidate would ever do. But the indignity wasn't just the time of morning, but the content.

Shortly after 5 AM, he tweeted the following:

This man is simply not presidential material. He doesn't belong anywhere near elected office.

USA Today's widely shared anti-endorsement seems apt here:

From the day he declared his candidacy 15 months ago through this week’s first presidential debate, Trump has demonstrated repeatedly that he lacks the temperament, knowledge, steadiness and honesty that America needs from its presidents.

And it's important to note that the so-called "sex tape" is Machado filmed being intimate on a reality TV show.

I launched the hashtag #TrumpTrashesWomen to describe Trump's behavior over the years, and this attempt to shame Machado fits right in with his pattern.