Sheena Monnin, author and scholar, courageously put aside personal ambition after determinedly having tried seven times to be her state’s annual beauty queen, and resigned from the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas, NV because of pageant owner Donald Trump letting transvestites compete (in Canada) and claiming the contest was rigged. We agree with her right to free speech.
Shame on Trump for suing the 27-year old beauty with brains who holds two university degrees – a bachelors and masters – and who has authored a book. All the contestants are well educated and more intelligent than Trump with all his money and big mouth.
Unfortunately a U.S. Magistrate Judge in New York awarded Trump’s pageant company $5M in damages in December, 2012 against Monnin who could appeal it to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit or declare bankruptcy. Setting up a defense fund for her may only enrich Trump but we encourage it to help her win against bully Trump.
Something is ‘fishy’ when Trump controls all the pageants – local, state,and national – culminating in the Miss Universe contest he controls and he sits near the judges telling them his choices.