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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

A Fox News host said Clinton was 'not necessarily attractive.' Twitter wasn't about it.


WATCH  | Fox News host Brit Hume had good things to say about Hillary Clinton's debate performance on Tuesday morning.

Then this happened.

'Composed, smug sometimes'

Hume, the host of the Fox News Channel show "On the Record" since Greta Van Susteren left earlier in September,  was comparing the faces of both candidates, prominently displayed on the debate's split-screen presentation. 

He said Trump looked "annoyed" and "put out", while Clinton was "composed, smug sometimes... but not necessarily attractive."

Twitter was not exactly a fan of that comment.

Some critics weren't surprised.

Some saw a double standard.

Hume said it was about 'demeanor'

The day after the debate, Hume said his comment was taken out of context.

"I said Hillary Clinton looked composed, smug some of the time and not necessarily attractive talking about demeanor here. This is what we judge," he said on the Fox News Channel show "The Five."

"I was just talking about demeanor. We are not yet living in a society where a female candidate's demeanor cannot be criticized. We're just not there yet, but at the rate we're going we may get there."

'Miss Piggy'

It wasn't the only sexist issue addressed in the debate. Clinton brought up the moment Trump called 1996 Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado "Miss Piggy." 

Trump defended himself by saying she had gained "a lot of weight." 

A New York Times interview  with Machado revealed that she had developed an eating disorder after Trump's comments.

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