Trump Gets Trumped at Miss USA Competition
September 29, 2018
It is no doubt that Donald Trump has caused a lot of controversy over the past year. From his crazy remarks about building a wall to his comments about calling women “beautiful pieces of ass”, the controversies surrounding him seem to be never-ending. The most recent criticism against him came from Miss West Virginia where she definitely “trumped” Donald Trump.
The Miss Universe pageant was owned by Donald Trump from 1996 to 2015. Just before the 2019 Miss America pageant wrapped up in Atlantic City, a few contestants grabbed the spotlight during the last round of preliminary competition.
While not all of them won awards, they sure did make their mark.
Miss West Virginia, Madeline Collins, received a positive reaction after answering the question “What is the biggest issue facing the country?” She answered without hesitation, “Donald Trump is the biggest issue facing our country today. Unfortunately, he has caused a lot of divide in our country and until we can trust in him and the choices that he makes for our country, we cannot come untied.”
With such a controversial answer, the whole room filled with pageant volunteers, titleholders and families of contestants all applauded and cheered for Collins’ response. Overall the response has been nothing but positive for Madeline Collins. So what does President Trump have to say about all of this? So far no comment. Overall, Madeline Collins sure left Miss America with her mark.
In fact, this is not the first time a contestant from Miss America has made a comment about President Trump. Miss Texas, Margana Wood, criticized the president’s response to the Charlottesville attack this past month.”
Last month, a demonstration of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and the KKK in Charlottesville turned violent and a counter-protester was killed. The president said, “there was shared blame with very fine people on both sides.” Wood was asked if she agreed with the statement and explain why.
Wood responded with “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. That is the number one issue right now.
Despite her answer and the standing ovation, Wood was the fourth runner-up. At the end of Sunday’s competition, the crown went to Cara Mund, Miss North Dakota, who also criticized Trump during one of her rounds of questions by declaring that it was a “bad decision” for the president to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord.