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By Ericka N. Hernandez

The "Alicia Machado vs. Trump" story line following the first presidential debate became quite the topic across the nation, including among Latina millennials who weighed in on the controversy and its impact.

"Her story matters because this is just a minor projection of the way Trump would handle all types of interactions with women — and this is coming from a 70 year old man," said Ashley Acuña, a 25-year-old account analyst in Boston. "It's not the first time he's said something racist either. I don't believe his mentality is ever going to change so why let him rule an entire country if he has a racist and misogynistic mindset?”

Acuña said it "just proves that he's a racist, sexist man who doesn't respect anyone and who doesn't deserve any type of respect."

During Monday night's first 2016 presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Clinton shared the story of former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who said she was shamed by Donald Trump after she won the title because she gained weight.

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Machado is an active Clinton supporter and recently said she was glad she recently became a citizen so she could vote against Trump.

"Miss Piggy, Miss Housekeeping, Miss Eating Machine," Machado said Trump called her, in an interview with the TODAY show. "All the time. That was really normal for him, in that moment."

Wanda Monegro, 20, a nursing assistant, said she felt it personally. "I do care about it because I’m a Latina with curves and I believe that what Trump has told her is disrespectful." Monegro said she "applauded" Machado for saying it and supports Clinton for bringing it up.

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Other Latinas thought the issue had been overblown. Alexandra Lorenzo, 21, of Newark, New Jersey, said she thought this was simply an unresolved issue between two individuals.

"I honestly don't care, it's time to focus on actual things that have to do with this country and not drama between two people. She might have took it too personal in the beginning, to a point where she didn't want the media to make it such a huge issue, so now that she's maybe over it she is probably comfortable with speaking about the topic," she said. "I don't think it's important for voting purposes at all due to the fact that a drama between two people won't resolve the bigger issues this country has to focus on."

The topic wasn't limited to millennials, of course, and it was widely discussed on social media:

Four days after the first presidential debate between the two major party candidates, Trump continued to talk about Machado, tweeting about her early Friday morning. He tweeted to people, imploring them to "check out sex tape."

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