Miss America pageants and high-level political discourse haven’t always gone hand-in-hand.
May we never forget this amazing nugget of television gold:
But Miss Texas (yes…Texas…), Margana Wood, has gone a long way to salvaging that reputation with her powerful response to a question about the Charlottesville riots.
You know…the one with all the Nazis.
*AUSSIES WATCH THE VIDEO IN THE PLAYER ABOVE…INTERNATIONAL READERS CAN HEAD OVER HERE*
In 20 seconds she managed to do what large swathes of the Republican party have failed to do for an entire year – standing up to the president and demanding he does more – or at the very least, stop tacitly supporting neo-Nazis.
Unsurprisingly, people were getting around her in a big way on Twitter:
Young lady, you have raised my hopes for your generation! A truly lovely and intelligent American woman! You will always be a winner!
— Marion (@oldwac1) September 11, 2017
— WTFAmerica? (@WtfAmerica4) September 11, 2017
The winner, Cara Mund from South Dakota, also tore into POTUS.
Criticising his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, saying:
“It’s a bad decision.
There is evidence that climate change is existing and we need to be at that table.”