Donald Trump Comes Up With A Solution For Miss Universe Mishap…While Gloating

The Miss Universe 2015 coronation night in Las Vegas on Sunday made headlines after a terrible announcement mistake by host Steve Harvey.

The Family Feud host initially announced that it was Colombia’s Ariadna Gutierrez who won the Miss Universe crown. The 21-year-old beauty queen was then bestowed with the $30,000 crown, winner’s sash, and flowers.

Gutierrez was already waving to the crowd when Harvey came up to the stage looking very worried, and said that he had to apologize.

He then announced that Miss Colombia was first-runner up, and the actual Miss Universe is the Philippines’ Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

Watch the Controversial Blunder at the Miss Universe 2015 Pageant

The blunder has since invaded the social media world, where people showed both their sympathy and anger towards Harvey, who almost ruined the entire coronation night with his mistake.

It was not much later that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump weighed in on the incident and shared his thoughts on Twitter.

The 69-year-old business tycoon said that what happened on Sunday night was very saddening. He then recalled that he sold the pageant several months ago, and tried to suggest that had he chosen not to sell Miss Universe, “this would never have happened.”

Trump sold Miss Universe to WME-IMG, a sports and entertainment company a few months ago. NBC Universal, Trump’s co-owner for the pageant for more than a decade, severed its ties from the businessman following his controversial remarks on illegal immigration in the country. Since opening his presidential campaign, Trump has said demeaning words about Muslims, Mexicans, Blacks, and everyone in between. As a result, he has also lost much of his business partners in the Middle East. Trump bought the remaining shares of Miss Universe, which made him its sole owner. The move to sell the pageant was his own decision.

Earlier that evening, Donald Trump even promoted the Miss Universe pageant and the new owners behind it. “My friend, ‪@AriEmanuel of ‪@IMG, bought the Miss Universe pageants from me and they are on tonight on ‪#Fox! Tune in,” he posted on Twitter.

He also commended the new owners on social media just as the top three candidates were called.

“@MissUniverse final 3 on now. Great people, great new owner @IMG. WATCH,” he said minutes before the epic mistake.

While the damage has been done and both Miss Colombia and Miss Philippines were affected by the host’s mistake, Donald Trump proposed a solution to make things right. He even went on the Today show to share his proposition.

“I’ll tell you what I think I’d do. I think I’d make ’em a co-winner. It would be very cool.”

Donald Trump Comments on Recent Miss Universe 2015 Controversy

He explained that it was a devastating experience for Miss Colombia, to wear the crown for a couple of minutes and then lose it because she had been mistakenly named as the winner.

As a solution, he recommended that Miss Universe conduct a separate ceremony where both candidates would be announced as co-winners, which would be the first time in the history of the pageant.

Donald Trump claims that this move will be “good for the brand and good for Miss Universe.”

This Miss Universe pageant may have been the first of its kind that was shown on live television, but it is not the first time an already crowned beauty queen lost her title.

In 2002, Oxana Fedorova of Russia became the country’s first Miss Universe winner. However, rumors spread that she was pregnant. Although she refuted them, Fedorova soon after surrendered her title, citing her priority to finish law school.

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