For the second year in a row, a Black woman from the District of Columbia has been crowned Miss USA. However, many of the headlines about Kara McCullough’s history making win have instead focused on the, er, interesting answers she gave during the pageant’s Q+A segment.
When asked if healthcare is a right or a privilege, the 25-year-old surprised some viewers with what sounded like a somewhat MAGA-friendly answer.
“I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege,” said McCullough, a physical scientist for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. “As a government employee, I’m granted healthcare. And I see firsthand that for one, to have healthcare, you need to have jobs, so therefore we need to continue to cultivate this environment so that we’re given the opportunities to have healthcare as well as jobs for all Americans worldwide.”