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Trump Calls Miss Universe a Hypocrite for Criticizing Him; She Fires Back

The current Miss Universe, Colombian-born Paulina Vega recently criticized Donald Trump for his comments on Mexico. In an Instagram post days ago, Vega said, “I find Mr. Trump’s comments unjust and hurtful. As a Colombian and as Miss Universe, I want to show my support and validate the sentiments of the Latin community.”

Vega did defend the Miss Universe Organization, but Trump pounced and accused her of hypocrisy:

Well, Vega fired back in an interview out today with Latina Magazine. This is how she rebutted Trump’s “comical” suggestion that she’s a hypocrite:

I think what I’m doing is the least hypocrite thing I can do by using my voice clearly. By not renouncing my crown has nothing to do with what I do or what I don’t do. I have a legally binding contract and legal relationship with the organization and it’s not so easy for me, like the artists have done, to renounce and say, “No. I’m not working for you anymore.” I have a contract of 1 year. So it’s a much more complicated situation, but we have to understand that Trump is a very polemic person. I’m going to keep going forward and refuse his comments to affect me. Miss Universe the organization and I are much more than what that man says on Twitter.

Vega said she’s never really interacted with Trump one-on-one much, let alone hearing him saying anything racist or questionable. “If he would have said something off color,” she said, “I would have fainted.”

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