Donald Trump weighed in on the Academy Awards controversy Wednesday, saying he was "sad" no black actors were nominated in the major acting categories, then pointing out white people don't get BET awards.

Yes, they do. But the truth has never stopped The Donald from talking. "I think it's a tough situation," Trump said on "Fox and Friends." "I think it's really sad."

Uh-huh. And ...

He then brought up earlier comments made on the show by actress Stacey Dash, who said, "If we don't want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the (NAACP) Image Awards, where you are only awarded if you are black."

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Norwalk, Iowa.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Norwalk, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

"I saw someone on your show today saying, 'Well, what do we do with BET, Black Entertainment?' Right?" Trump said. "The whites don't get any nominations."

Yes, they do.

"And I thought it was an amazing interview actually," said Trump. "I never even thought of it from that standpoint."

What's amazing is that a man who quotes Stacey Dash could become president.

Trump also pointed out that African-Americans have won Oscars.

"I've watched over the years where African-Americans have, in fact, received Academy Awards and have been very well represented," Trump said. "This is not one of those years, but over the years I've seen numerous black actors and African-American actors receive Academy Awards and I think that's great."


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