Tensions were high at Miss USA when it came to a certain presidential candidate! The audience got in a wicked jab at Donald Trump, the former owner of the pageant, booing him during the interview round at the end of the competition. It was epic!
Come on, you knew someone was going to bring up Donald Trump at Miss USA 2016! During the interview portion of the pageant, the audience was livid when Miss Hawaii was asked who she’d be voting for in the 2016 presidential election. As soon as Trump’s name was mentioned, the audience booed and booed the GOP presidential candidate, who used to own the pageant. You know, until he revealed his bigoted views! Click through for the crazy details!
Miss Hawaii really displaced grace under pressure when she was asked and incredibly tough question during the interview round of Miss USA 2016. Who would she vote for in the 2016 election? Trump, or Hillary Clinton? Wow, that’s a loaded question, isn’t it? Hosts Terrence J and Julianne Hough couldn’t even get through the question before the audience roared and booed at Trump’s name! Ouch! The world needs to get ready, because there’s about a 99.9% possibility that there’s going to be major Twitter retaliation from Trump after he catches wind of this move!
The backlash to the question was so strong that Terrence and Julianne had to make a statement when they came back from commercial break! While they did not get into specifics, they mentioned that Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan came up with the questions for the interview round. There wasn’t supposed to be anything sinister there! CLICK HERE to see the Miss USA contestants’ gorgeous evening gowns!
Trump initiated an ugly breakup with the Miss Universe organization, which includes Miss USA, in June 2015. Trump, who co-owned the organization with NBCUniversal, was ousted after saying incredibly racist and offensive things about hispanics, including that undocumented immigrants were all rapists and murderers. Yeah, not good.
NBC quickly cut ties with Trump, and Univision refused to air the pageant, after showing it for five years. Trump sued both networks, but settled his lawsuits quickly. Naturally, Trump was going to be brought up at Miss USA at least once, though we didn’t know that it would be the audience who slammed him so hard. CLICK HERE to see the amazing swimsuit competition photos!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Trump is going to mention Miss USA on Twitter? Tell us in the comments!