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Miss USA hopes Trump can unify Americans after divisive vote

5 months 1 week 2 days ago January 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18 2017 January 18, 2017 7:26 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

MANILA, Philippines - The U.S. candidate in the Miss Universe pageant says she did not vote for Donald Trump but hopes the president-elect can unify Americans at a "nerve-wracking" point in U.S. history.

Deshauna Barber, a 27-year-old Army officer from the District of Columbia, expressed confidence Wednesday that America can hurdle its political difficulties after "one of the most controversial elections I've ever seen in my life."

Barber is among 86 candidates vying for the Miss Universe crown on Jan. 30 in Manila, where journalists asked her about Trump's victory.

Barber is the first soldier named Miss USA. She says if she becomes Miss Universe, she'll work to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder of troops returning from war.

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