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.
Newly-crowned Miss USA Asya Branch caused quite a stir on Monday when she declared her support for guns on the pageant stage. I spoke to Branch after her win, and she told me she still believes assault weapons like AK-47s should be banned in America. https://t.co/YOgJ424bnV
— Anneta K (@bettanneta) November 12, 2020