- Donald Kravitz / Stringer
During the Miss America pageant Sunday night, Miss Texas Margana Wood choked up as she challenged the comments President Donald Trump made after the deadly protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month.
In the question-and-answer portion of the pageant, Wood was asked what she thought of Trump saying there were “very fine people” on both sides of the protest by white nationalists and white supremacists.
Wood had 20 seconds to deliver her response – but needed only 15.
“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.”
Wood’s brief reply was met with a roar of applause from the crowd. She didn’t win the crown Sunday, but she certainly won over the audience in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
You can watch Miss Texas’ response here:
— Cara Mund (@MissAmerica) September 11, 2017