— Cara Mund (@MissAmerica) September 11, 2017
Miss Texas, Margana Wood, did not win the Miss America pageant, but her 15 second response to a question about trump and white supremacists did give her thunderous applause and a huge new fan base.
During the Q&A portion of the event, Wood was asked about Trump’s response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last month, when he said there were “very fine people on both sides.”
Her response was:
“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’ve made a statement earlier addressing the fact, and in making sure all Americans feel safe in this country. That is the number one issue right now.”
Wood has a history of standing up against bullies such as the white supremacists that Trump failed o denounce. As Miss Texas, she called her platform “You Belong” and spoke out against bullying and for equality and inclusion.
“It’s important for everyone to hear the phrase because they do ― everybody belongs,” Wood told Out Smart, a Houston-based magazine for the LGBTQ community.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)