Donald Trump defends Miss California

Posted by Rachel Leigh email

(WFLX) - For the first time, the owner of the Miss U.S.A. pageant is publicly responding to Sunday night's gay marriage controversy.

Donald Trump defended Miss California's response to a question by Perez Hilton. Hilton asked Carrie Prejean if every state should legalize gay marriage. Miss California said marriage should be between a man and a woman.

"No matter how she answered that question, it was going to be tough. So, in a sense, luck entered into it, and she was unlucky getting a lousy question," stated Trump.

Miss California finished as the runner-up.