The 2016 election has delivered non-stop controversy as the American people continue to look on in disbelief. With the candidacy Donald Trump grabbing headlines on a daily basis, nothing appears to be out of bounds.

After hours attack

When Trump and Hillary Clinton finally met last week in the first presidential debate, no one knew exactly what to expect. At one point during the debate, Clinton referenced Trump's attack on former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who the billionaire real estate mogul fat shamed after she gained 60 pounds following her pageant win.

Trump held a pubic workout of Machado, putting her in the position of being humiliated as cameras documented her workouts. As reported by The Hill on September 30, Trump is not letting the story die, as he went on a late night Twittertiradeagainst Clinton and the former Miss Universe.

"Wow, Crooked Hillary was duped and used by my worst Miss U.," Trump tweeted out shortly after 5 p.m. on the East Coast, stating, "Hillary floated her as an 'angel' without checking her past, which is terrible!" Trump went on to accuse Clinton of "bad judgement" and being "set up by a con," in reference to Machado.

Not stopping there, Trump then encouraged his supporters to watch Machado's leaked sex tape, while accusing Clinton of helping her earn citizenship.

"Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen," Trump asked, while wondering if the former Secretary of State did so in order to use her as a talking point in the debate.

The former host of "The Apprentice" book-ended his attacks on Machado by slamming the media, accusing them of promoting "made up lies" about his campaign.

This isn't the first time that Trump has gone personal, as his campaign has often been criticized for using controversial tactics to gain an advantage.

Moving forward

In less than 40 days, the next commander in chief will be selected by the American people as voters head to the polls in what is expected to be record fashion. The latest round of polling shows Clinton with a slim national lead, though Trump has pulled ahead in Florida and Ohio. Even though Trump has gained momentum as of late, his historically low approval rating with minority groups has put him in a hole that most political pundits don't believe he can climb out of.