At the 2017 Miss America pageant previous year, both Miss New York, Camille Sims, and Miss Arkansas, Savvy Shields – who would go on to win the crown – were asked rather open-ended questions about the 2016 presidential candidates.
During the question portion of the competition, contestants discussed current events like Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, the Charlottesville protests and climate change. Here are all of the questions and answers from the Top 5 finalists. The first question was directed at Miss Missouri Jennifer Davis, when judge Jordin Sparks asked about the “multiple investigations into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian Federation”. “Well, did they? You’re the jury”.
Aside from declaring President Trump innocent until proven guilty, all the contestants toed the liberal, politically correct line.
Miss Missouri, Jennifer Davis: “Right now, I would have to say innocent, because not enough information has been revealed”. “There is evidence that climate change is existing, and we need to be at that table”.
“Last month, a demonstration of neo-Nazis, white supremacists and KKK in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned violent and a counter-protester was killed”, judge Jess Cagle said.
Shortly after being crowned, a team of people, including security and tour managers, began to assemble to work with Mund, said Debbie Richter, president of the Miss North Dakota Scholarship Organization who traveled to the pageant. “Tell me yes or no, and explain”.
“I think that the white supremacist issue, it was very obvious it was a terrorist attack”. “And I think that President Donald Trump should’ve made a statement earlier addressing the fact”.
On Sept. 10, Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, walked away with the 2018 crown after she was asked if Trump withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement was a good decision.
In an onstage interview, Mund disagreed with President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the climate accord aimed at reducing green house gas emissions that contribute to global warning. Good decision, bad decision? “Which is it and why?”
Mund has been working with the foundation for a decade where she also founded the Make-A-Wish Fashion Show in North Dakota when she was only 14. And that’s something we really need to keep in mind. There is evidence that climate change is existing.
Trump, who once owned the now-shuttered Atlantic City casino next door to where Mund spoke on Monday, has said the Paris accord was a bad deal economically for the United States.
“A recent poll found that slightly over half of Americans favored leaving Confederate statues in place while others want them removed“, Tara Lipinski asked. Keep them or get rid of them? “What’s your vote and why?” This year Dena hosted all the preliminaries for the pageant and shared her thoughts on both the victor Miss North Dakota Cara Mund as well as Miss New Jersey, Kaitlyn Schoeffel who was second runner up. “I think everyone has a right to think what they want”.
Her vocal opinions and interest in women in politics make her a badass Miss America who we can’t wait to watch. But they should be moved to museums. “Yes or no, and why?”
“I wasn’t necessarily afraid if my opinion wasn’t the opinion of my judges”, she said, later adding: “Miss America needs to have an opinion, and she needs to know what’s happening in the current climate”.