There’s really no respite for Donald Trump, is there?
When he’s not busy putting his foot in it with the general public, Trump has come in for regular criticism from the public, the media, and his political rivals.
Still, if he did tune in to the annual Miss America Pageant this year, he probably expected to have an evening of undisturbed peace and the chance to ogle some of the young women on display during the outdated competition.
Trump is a big fan of these sorts of competitions after all – he actually owned the rival Miss Universe pageant from 1996 to 2015 – so it’s likely he tuned in.
What he saw is unlikely to have made him happy or all that relaxed either because not one but two Miss American contestants found time to criticise the President and one of the two actually went on to win the whole thing.
First up there was Miss Texas, Margana Wood, who was asked to comment on Trump’s response to events in Charlottesville.
“I think that the white supremacist issue, it was very obvious that it was a terrorist attack,” she said.
“And I think that President Donald Trump should have made a statement earlier addressing the fact, and making sure all American feel safe in this country, that is the number one issue right now.”
Miss Missouri, Jennifer Davis, was then asked whether she thought Trump was guilty of colluding with Russia. Her response wasn’t quite so savage but it’s unlikely to have helped Trump all that much.
“Right now, I would 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,” Davis said.
“And if we do find the evidence that they have had collusion with Russia, then they should — the justice system should do their due diligence and they should be punished accordingly.”
Yet the real knife in the back came with the question posed to eventual winner Cara Mund, Miss North Dakota, who was asked about Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris agreement to lower greenhouse emissions and improve climate change.
“I do believe it’s a bad decision. Once we reject that, we take ourselves out of the negotiation table. And that’s something that we really need to keep in mind,” Mund said.
“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.”
Donald Trump just can’t catch a break. Does he really deserve one though?
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