Miss Alabama Meg McGuffin didn’t take home the Miss America crown during Sunday’s pageant.
But thanks to her indictment of Donald Trump during her Q&A, McGuffin—who was named the night’s fourth runner-up—is the contestant America is talking about the morning after.
Judge Tara Kyle asked McGuffin about Donald Trump’s growing lead in the polls during the pageant’s Q&A portion.
“According to a poll released this week, Donald Trump is leading Republican candidates by 32 percent of the votes,” Kyle asked. “Why do you think he’s leading by such an overwhelming margin?”
McGuffin had strong words for Trump In her answer.
“I think Donald Trump is an entertainer. And I think he says what’s on a lot of people’s minds but I think that the Republican party should be absolutely terrified of all the attention that he is taking from incredible candidates like Jeb Bush and Chris Christie who could absolutely do the job of president of the United States. And if I were a Republican, I would absolutely be terrified of that. Thank you.”
Trump is the co-owner of the competing Miss USA pageant, which drew controversy this year after the real estate mogul made inflammatory comments Mexican immigrants during his announcement that he was running for president.
Broadcasters including NBC and Univision dropped the pageant, which was aired on the satellite and cable channel Reelz.
On Friday, Trump tweeted that he’s now the full owner of the Miss Universe Organization after buying NBCUniversal’s half ownership of the organization, which includes the Miss USA pageant.
“Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump,” the network said in a statement after Trump’s presidential announcement.
SOURCE: Maeve McDermott