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First black woman crowned Miss USA deemed ‘gun-loving Trump fan’ and the left can’t handle

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Asya Branch was crowned the Miss USA Monday night at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

In 2018, Branch became the first black woman to win the title of Miss Mississippi USA and has been described as “a gun-loving Trump fan,” which helps explain the reaction by some to her latest achievement.

In the eyes of the left, it certainly doesn’t help that Branch performed the national anthem at a 2018 Trump rally in her state, calling it “an incredible honor.”

But then, only in post-Obama America is a beauty queen vilified for supporting her president and the U.S. Constitution.

Branch met President Trump at the White House in 2018 when she participated in a roundtable that led to the First Step Act. She developed a passion for criminal justice reform after her father had a run-in with the law and was incarcerated for 10 years.

A Second Amendment supporter, Branch chose this as a topic in the social/political segment of the pageant

“As someone who grew up in a home with guns, I learned at an early age how to load, how to fire and gun safety, and I think that education should be available to everyone,” she said. “We should require people to pass training and safety courses before they’re allowed to purchase a gun, and before receiving a permit. I think it’s important that we not ban guns, because obviously people will find a way to get what they want anyways, but I think it’s our Second Amendment right, and we just need more safety surrounding that.”

The Daily Beast ran with the headline: “The new Miss USA Asya Branch loves guns and performed at a Trump rally.”

As expected, some responded to Branch winning by questioning her blackness.

“Asya Branch is weird, she’s a black woman who went to a racist college. Pledged with an all white sorority, performed at a Trump rally, loves carrying guns, has no Black or Hispanic friends and she has a white boyfriend, it just screams ‘I’m not comfortable being black,'” a social media user tweeted.

Here’s a sampling of some of the other vitriol directed her way from the tolerant left, as seen on Twitter:

Tom Tillison


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