You might not have known that the Miss America pageant happened recently. Miss North Dakota claimed the top prize, but Miss Texas is the one making the headlines.
The model, Margana Wood, was asked a question about Donald Trump's response to the recent events in Charlottesville. She only had 20 seconds to answer so had to think fast. Here's the question:
“Last month a demonstration of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the KKK in Charlottesville Virginia turned violent and a counter protester was killed. The president said there was shared blame with quote, very fine people on both sides. Were there? Tell me yes or no and explain.”
The question is obviously pretty loaded and it would have been easy for Wood to issue a standard sort of response about how sad it all was and criticize Trump's views, but instead, she offered a very powerful answer that led to a huge round of applause from the judges and audience.
“I think that the white supremacist issue, it was very obvious that it was a terrorist attack. And I think that President Donald Trump should’ve made a statement earlier addressing the fact, and in making sure all Americans feel safe in this country. That is the number one issue right now.”Advertisement
— shauna (@goldengateblond) September 11, 2017