Miss America Gets Political With Brutal Trump Takedowns

Miss North Dakota rebuked Trump on climate change, while Miss Texas slammed his lack of condemnation of white supremacists after Charlottesville

Miss North Dakota Cara Mund waves to crowd after being named Miss America during the Miss America 2018 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Atlantic City, N.J.
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The new Miss America isn't worried that she may start her year-long reign by starting a Twitter war with the nation's Tweeter-in-Chief.

Cara Mund, the 23-year-old Miss North Dakota, won the crown Sunday night in Atlantic City. In an onstage interview, she said President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord.

She says there's "evidence that climate change is existing."

The Bismarck resident says that even though she doesn't agree with the president on this issue, it doesn't mean she won't support him.

Mund was set to take the traditional winner's morning-after dip in the Atlantic City ocean Monday morning outside Boardwalk Hall, where she won the crown.

Among the final five contestants, Miss Texas made headlines with her surprise answer in response to a question about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Margan Wood had this to say when asked if Trump was right to say there was violence on both sides in Charlottesville, "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. That is the number one issue right now.”