A Miss America contestant slammed Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE during the live Q&A portion of Sunday night’s Miss America competition, saying Republicans should be “absolutely terrified” of the GOP presidential front-runner and former owner of rival beauty pageant Miss Universe.
“I think Donald Trump is an entertainer and I think he says what’s on a lot of people’s minds,” Miss Alabama Meg McGuffin told judge Taya Kyle after being asked to explain the real estate mogul’s “overwhelming” lead in the polls.
“But I think that the Republican Party should be absolutely terrified of all of the attention that he’s taking from incredible candidates like Jeb Bush and Chris Christie that could absolutely do the job of president of the United States,” McGuffin continued. "And if I were a Republican I would be absolutely terrified of that.”
It may be no coincidence that a question concerning Trump was asked during the 2016 Miss America competition: The billionaire businessman last week announced a 100% takeover of the Miss Universe Organization, which produces Miss America’s rival pageant Miss USA, before today selling off the entirety of the organization to mega talent agency WME/IMG.
For her part, McGuffin took home the title of fourth runner-up and the consolation prize of Internet stardom.