Hey, remember that time the alleged president of the United States completely fumbled his response to a neo-Nazi terrorist attack? That moment, one of the lowest in a perpetually low presidency, was succinctly dismantled in less than 20 seconds by Miss Texas during Sunday's Miss America pageant.
Miss Texas Margana Wood was asked about Trump's comments on the Charlottesville attack during the Q&A portion of the pageant. "Last month, a demonstration of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and the KKK in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent and a counter protester was killed," People editor Jess Cagle asked. "The president said there was shared blame with, quote, 'very fine people' on both sides. Were there?"
"I think that the white supremacist issue, it was very obvious that it was a terrorist attack," Wood said to thunderous applause. "And I think that President Donald Trump should have made a statement earlier addressing the fact, and making sure all Americans feel safe in this country. That is the number one issue right now."
Wood's response—arguably a far stronger condemnation of neo-Nazis than Trump has managed in his entire life—was quickly met with support online:
Trump actually fumbled his response to the attack more than once, sandwiching a belated (and seemingly halfhearted) mention of neo-Nazi groups by name between multiple instances of placing blame on both sides. "I think there's blame on both sides," Trump said during one of his Trump Tower photo ops in August. "You look at both sides, I think there's blame on both sides. I have no doubt about it."