Miss Texas Margana Wood Criticizes Trump On Charlottesville At Miss America Pageant | KERA News

Miss Texas Margana Wood Criticizes Trump On Charlottesville At Miss America Pageant

Sep 11, 2017

Margana Wood, who represented Texas at the Miss America 2018 pageant, didn’t get the crown Sunday night in Atlantic City, but she was getting countless likes, retweets and shares by Monday morning.

In an onstage interview, Wood was asked by PEOPLE magazine editor Jess Cagle about President Donald Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last month. Trump alluded to shared blame between white supremacists and counter-protesters for violence that left one woman dead.

"We condemn in the strongest most possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides," Trump said.

Wood said it was “obvious” that Charlottesville was an act of terrorism and that the president should have made a statement addressing the issue earlier.

Watch Wood’s full response below.

Wood was the fourth runner-up in the annual competition. She’s a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a native of Houston.

Miss North Dakota Cara Mund, who said President Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, was named Miss America 2018.