Miss USA winner calls health care 'a privilege' during competition

Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old nuclear chemist, drew criticism for comments she made during the competition's interview segment.
1:12 | 05/16/17

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And finally tonight, another vivid indication that the trickiest part of a beauty pageant may not be the swimsuit but instead the interviews. Miss usa 2017 -- district of Columbia! Reporter: Kara Mccullough beaming, accepting her crown as miss usa, besting 50 contestants and getting lots of attention, maybe not so much for the formal or swimsuit rounds but for what she said in the always unpredictable interview segment. Host Julianne hough asked the 25-year-old nuclear chemist -- Do you think affordable health care for all U.S. Citizens is a right or a privilege, and why? I'm definitely going to say it's a privilege. As a government employee I am granted health care, and I see firsthand that for one to have health care you need to have jobs. Miss d.c.'s answer on this contentious topic quickly sent Twitter into a frenzy. Some voicing their support for Mccullough while others were less than pleased. Mccullough now says she hopes to use her platform to get kids interested in math and science. And you can tune in to "Gma" tomorrow for an exclusive interview with miss usa.

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