NEW YORK: It was an embarrassing moment of sorts for Miss Kenya when she failed to impress her fans as to a question about Donald Trump’s presidency.
At the Miss Universe beauty pageant, host Steve Harvey surprised Miss Kenya Mary Esther Were by asking her what she thought of the US president.
He asked, “Arguably no US president has had a more active 10 days in office. What are you most excited about and what concerns you when it comes to the Presidency of Donald Trump?”
Clearly, Miss Kenya wasn’t expecting a question on US politics as she fumbled for a moment before ranting about the president.
“Politics … ahh OK let me just start again,” she began, “Donald Trump, having been elected as the President of the United States, may not have been the choice of many people living in the United States because of the divided support system for the outgoing President Barack Obama, who has supporting an upcoming woman President.”
The 27-year-old beauty pageant contestant concluded saying, “So, so many people oppose his position. But I feel that once [Trump] took up his position, he was able to unify the entire nation.”
Her answers left many people confused.
Some were even of the opinion that Miss Kenya was given a controversial topic and that the political question was irrelevant to her. “I think the question for miss Kenya was irrelevant, sayang.. She has a strong personality. . #MissUniverse,” wrote one user, while another commented, “I love Miss Kenya. She shouldn’t have been given a question about a President that doesn’t rule her country. Way out of line.”