Things took an unexpected turn during the Miss America pageant Sunday night when Miss Texas took the mic to answer a question from the judges.
Miss Texas, Morgana Wood, drew judge Jess Cagle's name out of the hat, and he posed a question regarding Trump's reaction to the Charlottesville protest in which he claimed that there were "very fine people on both sides."
Cagle wanted to know if Wood agreed with Trump's statements, and instead of giving the diplomatic non-response that we've come to expect from pageant contestants, Wood had no problem shredding Trump to bits.
Here was her 20-second takedown:
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've made a statement earlier addressing the fact, and in making sure all Americans feel safe in this country. That is the number one issue right now.
Wood's response quickly went viral:
And while many might be shocked to hear those words come from a Texan, it's right in line with Wood's statements leading up to the pageant.
In fact, her platform was called "You Belong," and spoke for inclusion and equality while tackling bullying.
She recently told Houston-based LGBT magazine Out Smart, "It's important for everyone to hear the phrase, because they do—everybody belongs."
And although she lost the crown to Miss North Dakota Cara Mund, Wood clearly gained millions of fans:
Texas Dems, especially the women, are fierce. Apparently she is one.— Jadzia Dax (@epollaert) September 11, 2017
I think that was probably the best pageant answer ever. Go Texas!— Beach Mom (@gymmia) September 11, 2017
Perhaps the future of America doesn't look quite so bleak after all: