Sunday night, FOX aired the 2017 Miss Universe pageant and a new winner was crowned. Thankfully, host Steve Harvey made the right call by announcing Miss France.
Despite this year’s flub-free ceremony, political questions were still asked with some surprising answers that were probably not what the producers were hoping for. The pageant, although hosted in The Philippines, was very America-centric, with questions about President Trump, refugees, and the women's march.
Miss Kenya was asked about Donald Trump’s presidency. Her answer caused a stir in the audience and surprisingly ended on a hopeful note for his administration.
Steve Harvey: Now arguably no United States president has had a more active first ten days in office. What are you most excited about and what most concerns you when it comes to the presidency of Donald Trump?
Miss Kenya: Politics is -- okay, let me just start again. Donald Trump having been elected
as president of the United States may not have been the choice of many people living in the United States because of a divided support system for the outgoing president Barack Obama who was supporting an upcoming woman president who was supposed to be a woman president, Hillary Clinton. So so many people opposed his position. But I feel that once he took up his position he was able to unify the entire nation. Thank you very much.
President Trump's approval ratings were up his first week, but sadly the country doesn't feel very unified.
Miss France was asked about border security and if countries should have the right to accept or reject refugees. Her answer seemingly showed support of a country’s right to choose its own course, but she displayed great pride that France has kept its borders open.
Steve Harvey: France step right up. Given to wide refugee crisis, do countries have an obligation to accept refuge or do they have a right to close their border?
Miss France (via Translator): So the countries should have the right to open or close their borders. So throughout the world people can choose to have their borders open or closed. In Europe we have open borders. In France, we want to have the most globalization that we can. We want to have the biggest exchange of people that we can. Maybe some day that will change, but now we have open borders. So having open borders allows us to travel through the world and find out more about what's out there in the world.
France may have open borders, but it also has had to deal with some devastating terrorist attacks in recent years because of it. While showing support for other countries' rights to tighten their borders (ahem, America), maybe Miss France can see the light and speak to protecting her home a little better.
Miss Haiti was asked about the women's march and what she would march for. Her answer was very vague and, like the march itself, rather confusing.
Steve Harvey: Haiti, please join me over here. On January 21, an estimated 4.8 million people marched worldwide for human rights, women's rights, and other issues. If you were able to participate, what would you have been marching for?
Miss Haiti: Hello, everybody. One of the women I admire in the world is Eliana Wuzel because she fought so much for human rights. I feel that's what we need in the world. We are just one. 100,000 years ago six species of humans lived in the world. Now we are just one. And we all need each other and we need to respect each other.
"We all need each other and we need to respect each other" is a good message for those who were hateful and called for violence at the marches. Funny how they didn't ask about the peaceful March for Life.
Other questions included Miss Philippines being asked about significant changes in the past ten years, Miss Thailand about admiration for world leaders, and Miss Columbia about violence.
It seems as though the pageant producers were hoping for the kind of liberal answers our Hollywood celebrities dish out on a daily basis. Unfortunately for them, the Miss Universe pageant is about positivity and world peace, not the anger and divisiveness seen by leftist this month.