Miss America Contestants Asked to Condemn President Trump

‘Politics dominated the final question competition and yes, it was all about President Trump’

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SPARKS: “There are multiple investigations into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia on the election. Well, did they? You’re the jury: guilty or innocent? And please explain your verdict.”
MISS MISSOURI: “Right now I have to say innocent, because not enough information has been revealed. We are still investigating this and I think we should investigate it to its fullest extent. And if we do find the evidence that they have had collusion with Russia, the justice system should do their due diligence and they should be punished accordingly.”
HOST: “Thank you very much, Jennifer. Congratulations. The next question will go to Miss Texas. Margana Wood, come on over. Congratulations, Margana. Please, choose a judge. Your question will come from Jess Cagle.”
CAGLE: “Last month, a demonstration of neo-Nazis, white supremacists and 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.”
MISS TEXAS: “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 all Americans feel safe in this country. That’s the number one issue right now!”
HOST: “Thank you very much, Margana.”
HOST 2: “We have more questions now, and one will go to Miss North Dakota. Cara Mund, come on over.”
HOST: “Congratulations, Cara. Choose a judge and find out who’s asking you this question. Maria Menounos, your question, please.”
MENOUNOS: “195 countries signed the Paris Agreement, in which each country sets non-binding goals to reduce man-made climate change. The U.S. is withdrawing from the agreement citing negligible environmental effects and negative economic impact. Good decision, bad decision? Which is it, and why?”
MISS NORTH DAKOTA: “I do believe it’s a bad decision. Once we reject that, we take ourselves out of the negotiation table. And that’s something we really need to keep in mind. There is evidence that climate change is existing so whether you believe it or not, we need to be at that table and I think it’s just a bad decision on behalf of the United States.”

(Via Newsbusters

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