Meg McGuffin, who represented Alabama at the Miss America pageant on Sunday, said Republicans should “absolutely be terrified’ of the surge in popularity by the party’s presidential frontrunner, Donald Trump.
When asked about the celebrity tycoon’s consistent leads in the polls by judge Tara Kyle, McGuffin immediately responded:
I think Donald Trump is an entertainer. And I think he says what’s on a lot of people’s minds but I think that the Republican Party should be absolutely terrified of all the attention that he is taking from incredible candidates like Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, who could absolutely do the job of President of the United States. And if I were a Republican, I would absolutely be terrified of that. Thank you.
McGuffin was named fourth runner-up at the annual Miss America 2016.
Trump is active in the pageant world. Most recently, he bought out NBC Universal’s shares in the Miss Universe Organization and also settled legal disputes concerning the feud that saw their business relationship severed.
Watch Miss Alabama’s response, from AL.com, below: