Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE went after a former Miss Universe in a string of early-morning tweets Friday, encouraging voters to “check out” an alleged “sex tape” of Alicia Machado, who has been on the offensive against the GOP presidential nominee all week.

During Trump’s first debate with Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFemale Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations Klobuchar, O'Rourke visit Wisconsin as 2020 race heats up McCabe's shocking claims prove the bloodless coup rolls on MORE on Monday, she mentioned old comments he made about a Miss Universe contestant, whom he complained gained weight after she won the crown.

Machado has since given a series of interviews slamming the real estate mogul as sexist, but Trump says Clinton was “duped” into ever bringing her up.

 

Machado was photographed topless for Playboy and reportedly appeared in a risqué but not nude scene on a Spanish reality TV show, in bed with a male contestant. 

Fact-checkers have rated the claim that she appeared in a sex tape as "mostly false," noting that searches for "Alicia Machado Porn Star" or similar phrases turn up actual videos on pornographic websites, but all are women who aren't her.

Trump has struggled with women throughout his campaign, a weakness Clinton, the first woman nominated by a major party, has repeatedly sought to exploit.