Donald Trump’s response to the attack in Charlottesville, Va., in August was addressed on Sunday night at the Miss America pageant. The question went to Miss Texas during the interview portion of the pageant. Pageant judge Jess Cagle asked, “The president said there was shared blame with ‘very fine people on both sides.’ Were there? Tell me yes or no and explain.”
Miss Texas, Margana Wood, spoke with dignity and strength as she answered. “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 that making sure all Americans feel safe in this country. That is the number one issue right now.”
— Cara Mund (@MissAmerica) September 11, 2017
Although Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, took home the crown, Miss Texas got fourth place, a $10,000 scholarship and the respect of the internet.