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Twitter Had Strong Opinions About Miss Texas' Response to a Charlottesville Question

She took a firm stance

Keisha Hatchett

Miss North Dakota Cara Mund may have taken home the title of Miss America 2018, but it was Miss Texas Margana Wood stole the show with her firm response to a question about the deadly protests in Charlottesville last month.

"Last month, a demonstration of neo-Nazi white supremacists and the KKK in Charlottesville Virginia turned violent and a counter protester was killed. The president said there was shared blame with quote 'very fine people on both sides.' Were there? Tell me yes or no and explain," People's editor-in-chief Jess Cagle asked the contestant.

Wood only had 20 seconds to come up with a clear and concise answer summing up her feelings about the incident which killed 32-year-old anti-fascist protester Heather Heyer, but she was more than up for the challenge.

"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've made a statement earlier addressing the fact, and in making sure all Americans feel safe in this country. That is the number one issue right now."

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Her response drew some serious praise from the Twitterverse, with many saying Woods response was more presidential than Trump's.

However, not everyone was impressed with her answer.

But even though Wood's blistering 15-second response drew some criticism and she wound up placing fourth, many viewers still think Miss Texas was the real winner of the 2018 Miss America pageant.