Donald Trump has been known to make disgusting comments about the women who have competed in his Miss Universe pageant. So when Miss Universe's rival pageant Miss America shamelessly asked questions about his divisive presidency, many contestants were proud to speak their minds.
Miss Texas Margana Wood was asked if she agreed with Trump's "many sides" response to the white supremacist terror attack in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her answer was strong and unwavering.
Having already charmed her way through the modeling section, the talent section, and the first round of light, date-like questions, Miss Texas was definitely ready for the second second of "serious" questions.
Editor and pageant judge Jess Cagle asked her,
"Last month a demonstration of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and the KKK in Charlottesville turned violent and a counter-protestor was killed. 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, eloquent and unapologetic, made it clear that she thought Trump's response was dangerous and unacceptable.
"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 that all Americans feel safe in this country," she stated. "That is the number one issue right now."
While she may not have won Miss America, she definitely gave one of the most important speeches of the night.
We need more people like Miss Texas to speak out and condemn white supremacy — especially when our own president won't.