Donald Trump's Oscars Response Is Predictably Trumpy: "The Whites" Don't Get BET Awards

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While the rest of the world is admonishing The Academy for its lack of diversity (opens in new tab) in this year's nominee pool, Donald Trump is raising concern over the bigger (read: completely irrelevant) issue. The fact that white people don't win BET Awards. *Slams head on desk*

"The whites don't get any [BET] nominations," Trump mused (opens in new tab) on Fox & Friends. "I never even thought of it from that standpoint."

You know who did think of it from that standpoint? All the other people out there who don't understand that maybe (just maybe) the BET Awards are hugely important—especially considering that black actors have almost zero representation at the Oscars, an awards ceremony that claims to be intersectional and industry-defining.

"I saw someone on your show today saying, 'Well, what do we do with BET, Black Entertainment?'" Trump said (opens in new tab), referring to comments Stacey Dash made about ending the BET Awards. "I thought it was an amazing interview actually. I never even thought of it from that standpoint. It would certainly be nice if everybody could be represented properly. And hopefully that's the case. But perhaps it's not the case. It's a—it's a difficult situation."

Words of whatever the opposite of wisdom is, right there.

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.