After the nominations for this year’s Oscars were announced, liberals immediately took to the Internet to cry racism because no African-American actors had been nominated for the second year in a row. Al Sharpton and several other race baiters quickly got in on the action, calling for the Oscars to be boycotted.
Now Donald Trump has weighed in on the controversy, Business Insider reported.
Trump accused Sharpton of being a publicity hound who will use any excuse to get his name in the papers.
“Well, I think it’s a tough situation,” Trump stated on “Fox & Friends.” “I think it’s really sad. And Al is just a guy who wants to get publicity for himself. And I understand him very well.”
Trump then ripped into the hypocrisy of African-American actors criticizing the Oscars for not nominating any black actors, but being fine with the Black Entertainment Television awards never nominating any white actors.
“I saw somebody on your show today say, ‘What do we do with BET, Black Entertainment, right?’” stated Trump. “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.”
Trump also stated that he wished everyone would just learn to get along and treat each other fairly.