Miss America contestants take aim at Trump

Margana Wood used her interview to strongly criticse President Donald Trump.
Margana Wood used her interview to strongly criticse President Donald Trump. Photo credit: Twitter

Two contestants at the 2017 Miss America pageant used the interview segment to sharply criticise President Donald Trump's work in office over the past eight months.

Miss Texas candidate Margana Wood, a recent graduate from the University of Austin, was asked about the recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia and if she agreed with Mr Trump that there was violence and good people on "both sides".

Miss Wood did not hold back with her response, saying, "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 have made a statement earlier addressing the fact, and making sure all American feel safe in this country, that is the number one issue right now".

Miss Wood was widely celebrated on social media for her comments, with Twitter users praising her strong response.

Later Cara Mund, the eventual winner of the pageant from North Dakota, was questioned on Mr Trump's response to climate change and she also didn't hesitate to condemn the president. 

"There is evidence that climate change is existing, so whether you believe it or not, we need to be at that table. And I think [withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is] just a bad decision on behalf of the United States."

Mr Trump was formerly an owner of the Miss Universe and Miss USA franchises. 



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