It's a strange world where a beauty pageant contestant is more in-tune with the American national consciousness, and sense of justice, than the US President.
But while competing in the Miss America pageant today, 22-year-old Margana Wood, Miss Texas, flatly criticised President Trump's response that there was "blame on both sides" in last month's Charlottesville riots.
Wood was posed the question about the Charlottesville riots where a woman was killed by a white supremacist:
"The president said there was shared blame with quote 'very fine people on both sides'. Were there? Tell me yes or no and explain."
In response Miss Texas said without hesitating: "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 and that is the number one issue right now."
The response generated passionate cheers from the crowd and has received international media coverage.
A recent graduate from the University of Austin, Wood was awarded fourth runner-up at the annual pageant, but many online felt she was the deserving winner.
President Trump was widely criticised, by Republican and Democrats, over his Charlottesville comments, with many saying he was creating a moral equivalence between white supremacists and left-wing groups protesting a confederate statue.
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