Combat veteran disqualified from Miss America pageant for conservative pro-Trump views

On Sunday, Katie Williams, a combat veteran and a member of the Army National Guard, said she was stripped of her title of Miss Nevada 2019 and disqualified from competing in the Miss America pageant because of her conservative, pro-Trump political views.

This reportedly happened AFTER Williams was encouraged to get a photo of herself in her sash with President Trump and Donald Trump, Jr.

“I feel like if I have more liberal views and less conservative views then this wouldn’t even be an issue. She assured me that that was not the case. And yet as soon as I turn around there are posts about Human Rights Campaign, which are great. I’m all for the Human Rights Campaign. But for them to not say anything about that and then for them to criticize me for supporting my sitting president? I couldn’t even believe it,” she said, according to a post at the Gateway Pundit.

Screenshots of what was described as her online conversation with Susan Jeske, CEO of the Ms. America Pageant, were posted to Twitter.

From this, it appears that Williams may have been the victim of a set-up.

Williams noted on Twitter:

She also posted her email to Jeske in which she observed what seems to be a distinct double standard:

She addressed the issue in a video posted online:

This isn’t the first time something like this has happened, and something tells us it won’t be the last.  It now seems that discrimination against conservatives and those who support the president is now considered okay by the very people who claim to decry bigotry and discrimination.

God help us.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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