Miss USA Tries to Soften Healthcare Stance ... TRIES.

5/16/2017 3:07 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Miss USA Kara McCullough says she's not backing down from her controversial statement about affordable healthcare being a privilege -- but sounds like she's doing her best to soften it.

We talked to Kara on Tuesday and she expanded on her Sunday night answer, saying healthcare should also be a right for everyone. That doesn't jibe with her original "it's a privilege" response, but what is clear is she's doing her best to be the Miss USA everyone can like.

In other words ... she's a great politician. Kara was Miss D.C., after all!