The 2018 Miss America pageant got political with President Donald Trump coming up consistently in the final round. All but one question related directly or indirectly to Trump. Miss North Dakota (Cara Mund) found herself in the hot seat on the hot topic of climate change and specifically on whether or not Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord was a good one. Her stance was a hard no. “I do believe it's a bad decision,” she said. “Once we reject that we take ourselves out of the negotiation table and that’s something we really need to keep in mind. There is evidence that climate change is existing and whether you believe it or not we need to be at that table, and I just think it's a bad decision on behalf of the United States.” In the end, disagreeing with Trump definitely did not hurt with Miss North Dakota crowned as Miss America.
But she wasn’t the only contestant to disagree with the president. Miss Texas (Margana Wood) wasn’t too keen on how Trump responded, or rather, didn’t respond to the recent events in Charlottesville saying, “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 have made a statement earlier addressing the fact, and making sure that all Americans feels safe in this country. That's the issue right now.”