With everything going on in the news, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that the Miss America pageant aired on Sunday night. Miss North Dakota took home the crown, but Miss Texas, Margana Wood, is the real winner with her response to a question about Donald Trump, a cursed skeleton held together by spoiled cold cuts.
Wood was given 20 seconds to answer a question that took almost as long to ask:
“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 wording is leading, but it would have been easy for Wood to find a way to play off Trump’s insistent racist rhetoric following the death of Heather Heyer, as plenty of other people did. But Wood seemed oddly prepared and laid it out for the judges under her given time, to enthusiastic applause:
“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.”
Don’t mess with Miss Texas.