Donald Trump took to Twitter last night and this morning to bash the mainstream media, singling out CNN's Don Lemon specifically, and continued to go after former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. 

Tweeting at 3:20am ET, Trump said any story about him that cites anonymous sources is not truthful.

At Monday's debate, Hillary Clinton brought up the 1996 Venezuelan beauty queen, who accuses Trump of calling her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping."

Machado said earlier this week that Trump is "not a good person" and that she developed an eating disorder because she was pushed to lose weight after becoming Miss Universe.

Trump immediately fired back, saying Machado gained "massive" amounts of weight after the pageant. He said that the company wanted to fire her, but that he "saved her job."

He also brought up reports that Machado threatened to kill a Venezuelan judge in the late 90s. Trump then ripped Clinton on Twitter today for focusing attention on Machado.

On America's Newsroom this morning, Fox News digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt said that these statements play well with Trump's supporters, but those voters aren't enough to win him the election. 

"What matters for Trump ... is the next five percent that he needs. He needs these voters. He's off message," said Stirewalt, adding that it "doesn't matter" whether Trump is right about Machado's character. 

He said Trump is focusing on what the Clinton campaign wants to talk about: his track record of derogatory comments toward women. 

"The way that you win in politics is by controlling the message, not being controlled by it," said Stirewalt.

Watch the segment above and let us know your thoughts. Plus don't miss Perino & Stirewalt: I'll Tell You What, Sunday at 5:00pm ET on Fox News Channel as Dana and Chris assess the debate fallout and look ahead to next week.


UPDATE, 2:45pm ET: Trump has since tweeted about his previous 3am tweeting. 

Meantime, Clinton hit back after Trump went after Machado. 


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