For a beauty pageant owner turned politician, President Donald Trump couldn’t have been pleased with the way the 2018 Miss America contest wrapped up.
From the interview round on Sunday, Sep. 10, judge Jess Cagle, editor in chief of People magazine, asked Miss Texas Margana Wood if Trump was right to fault “many sides” to the current violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Wood was blunt:
“I think that the white supremacist dilemma, it was very obvious that it was a terrorist attack, and I think that President Donald Trump must have made a statement earlier addressing the fact and ensuring all Americans feel safe in this nation.”
The state pageant champion, whose personal platform involves an anti-bullying campaign, argued that standing up to acts of hatred would be “the number one problem at this time.”
The Miss USA pageant, which is distinct from Miss America was formerly owned by Trump.
Wood was not the sole contestant dunking on the president’s current, controversial actions.
From the interview round, Miss North Dakota and eventual winner Cara Mund, slammed Trump’s decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris Climate Accord.
“I really do believe it’s a poor decision,” Mund responded. “After we reject that, we take ourselves out of the negotiation table, and that is something that we actually need to remember. There’s evidence that climate change is present, so if you believe it or not, we need to be at the table, and I believe that it’s only a bad decision on behalf of the USA.”
A June news survey by Washington Post-ABC discovered that 59% of Americans oppose taking the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement. And 52% of Americans think Trump’s answer to Charlottesville was not strong enough, based on an August NPR/PBS News Hour Marist poll.
It appears obvious that these two Miss America contestants have a much better read than the president of america, when it comes to the kind of place the average American needs their nation to be.
There’s a Constitutional loophole that makes them co-queen, right?
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