Miss America Finalist Slams Trump On Charlottesville During Pageant: ‘Obvious That it Was a Terrorist Attack’


Margana Wood — Miss Texas 2017 — did not win this year’s Miss America pageant, which was held Sunday night in Atlantic City, NJ. But she did win over the crowd in the arena, and many on Twitter, with an absolutely scathing critique of President Donald Trump‘s handling of Charlottesville.

Wood offered her thoughts on the matter during the pageant’s politically charged Q&A segment. One of the judges — Entertainment Weekly and People editorial director Jess Cagle — asked Wood the following question:

Last month, a demonstration of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and the KKK in Charlottesville, VA 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 didn’t hold back.

“I think that the white supremacist issue — it was very obvious that it was a terrorist attack,” Wood said. “And I think that President Donald Trump should’ve made a statement earlier addressing the fact — and making sure all Americans feel safe. That is the number one issue right now.”

The Boardwalk Hall crowd cheered the response. So too did many on blue check Twitter:

Wood finished as the fourth-runner up in the pageant — but a clear number one of many viewers at home for her blistering Trump takedown.

Watch above, via ABC.

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