Donald Trump's Miss USA Winner on Race Relations: "We Really Need to Work on Being an Accepting Society"

Associated Press

A separate Miss USA contestant flubbed her answer when asked how to improve race relations in America.

Race relations and political correctness were both subjects of conversation during the Miss USA pageant on Sunday. The pageant was broadcast on Reelz TV after NBC and Univision declined to air it on their networks because of Donald Trump's controversial comments on immigration.

Olivia Jordan from Oklahoma won the Miss USA title. The 26-year-old brought up race relations when she was asked what issue she thinks the U.S. needs to tackle on a national level.

"I think that we still need to talk about race relations in this country," said Jordan. "We have not solved this issue. We are still having problems and we keep hearing about new issues that are coming up. We really need to work on being an accepting society and being a society where every single person, no matter your race, no matter your gender, is given the same rights and privileges and opportunities."

Miss Nevada USA Brittany McGowan was not as coherent when discussing the topic. She was asked what she would go to improve race relations, and stumbled over her response.

“What I would do to improve race relations in the U.S. is get more races grouped together and be able to be with each other ... in a non ..." said McGowan, stopping before adding, "I think what we need to do is bring … we need to be more accepting of each other and bring people together. That’s what I think we need to do.”

Miss Rhode Island USA Anea Garcia also struggled with her question. Her question involved Jerry Seinfeld's comments about political correctness harming American culture. "Do you think political correctness is hurting or helping this country and why?"

Garcia froze and asked for the question to be repeated. "I think that it is a balance of both, we need the people to remind us, especially politicians to remind us what to do right, when to do wrong," and then was cut off when her time ran out.

Watch the questions section below at 2:43:35.

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