Donald Trump Presidential candidate on Oscars boycott, 'Whites don't get BET nominations'

Dash, had called out Black Entertainment Television (BET) during the interview for giving awards to mostly black people.

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U.S presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has spoken on the Oscars boycott controversy, causing even more outrage with his opinions.

Read: Actress keeps it frank on TV show

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Nashua play U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Nashua (Reuters)

 

Trump, along side Stacey Dash, shared his opinion on TV show, Fox $ Friends, when both guests had been asked about their thoughts on celebrities boycotting the Oscar awards because the blacks had not been nominated for 2 years in a row.

Dash, had called out Black Entertainment Television (BET) during the interview for giving awards to mostly black people.

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Stacey Dash

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Speaking during the interview, she said:

"I think it's ludicrous, because we have to make up our minds.

"Either we want to have segregation or integration. If we don't want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you're only awarded if you're black. If it were the other way around, we would be up in arms. It's a double standard."

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Trump releases first TV ad in 2016 Republican presidential race

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Later in the show, Trump had this to say:

"I saw somebody on your show today say, 'Well, what do we do with BET?

"The whites don't get any nominations, and I thought it was an amazing interview, actually. I've never even thought of it from that standpoint."

The presidential candidate who had been endorsed earlier today by former VP candidate, Sarah Palin, had added:

"I mean, I’ve watched over the years where African Americans have in fact received Academy Awards and have in fact been represented.

"And this is not one of those years, but over the years I’ve seen numerous black actors and African American actors receive awards and I think that’s great. This doesn’t happen to be one of those years. … It's a difficult situation."

Although his later statement had seem to show some empathy towards the situation, his support of Dash's comparison between the BET Awards and the Oscar's as a yardstick for the lack of black nominees, has only put him a tighter situation.

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Donald Trump

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Read: Ricky Gervais offers 2016 Oscars host advice amid boycott drama

Meanwhile, comedic actor, Chris Rock is still receiving appeals from black celebrities to step down from hosting the Awards.

Watch the interview below.

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