Davis calls Trump shaming ex-Miss Universe ‘mindboggling’

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis answers a question during the Rio Grande Valley Gubernatorial Debate against Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in Edinburg, Texas on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. For the first time since 1998, the Republican and Democratic nominees for Texas governor will debate their positions in a South Texas setting.
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis answers a question during the Rio Grande Valley Gubernatorial Debate against Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in Edinburg, Texas on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. For the first time since 1998, the Republican and Democratic nominees for Texas governor will debate their positions in a South Texas setting. (AP Photo/The McAllen Monitor, Gabe Hernandez, Pool)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis is calling Donald Trump’s tweet storm targeting an ex-beauty pageant winner “mindboggling.”

On a media conference call Friday, Davis said Trump’s twitter “rant” shows he lacks presidential temperament.

In pre-dawn tweets, Trump criticized 1996 Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado’s sexual history, referencing what he called her “sex tape.” He apparently meant footage from a 2005 Spanish reality show, when Machado appeared in bed with a male contestant.

Davis said, “It’s mindboggling, quite honestly” that a presidential candidate is “demonstrating such an unhinged way” of publicly communicating. She added: “It’s got a lot of people concerned.”

Davis has been mentioned as a possible challenger to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s 2018 re-election bid. But she said Friday: “I am not looking seriously” at a Senate run.

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