Miss North Dakota Wins Miss America 2018 After Criticizing Trump’s Politics

Miss North Dakota, a 23-year-old who said President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, was named Miss America 2018 Sunday night in Atlantic City.

Cara Mund topped a field of 51 contestants to win the crowd in the New Jersey seaside resort, where most of the 97 Miss Americas have been selected.

In one of her onstage interviews, Mund said Trump was wrong to withdraw the U.S. from the climate accord aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.

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Multiple questions revolved around the political climate and President Trump, who famously owned the similarly named Miss USA pageant from from 1996 to 2015.

Miss Missouri was asked whether or not Trump colluded with Russia and Miss New Jersey was asked if Confederate statues should be torn down.

In response to Trump’s decision on the Paris Agreement, Mund answered: ‘I do believe it’s a bad decision,’ she answered. ‘Once we reject that, we take ourselves out of the negotiation table and that’s something that we really need to keep in mind.’

‘There is evidence that climate change is existing. So whether you believe it or not, we need to be at that table, and I think it’s just a bad decision on behalf of the United States.’

 Mund isn’t worried about what the president or the judges think about her view on climate change.

‘I wasn’t really afraid if my opinion wasn’t the opinion of my judges,’ she said. ‘Miss America needs to have an opinion and she needs to know what’s happening in the current climate.’

She’s also not concerned about any pushback from Trump, who said the Paris accord was a bad deal economically for the United States and who also called global warming a hoax.

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