Donald Trump, Miss California Carrie Prejean

Donald Trump, owner of the Miss Universe franchise, says Miss California's anti-gay marriage response on the Miss USA pageant was not a bad answer to a very loaded question.

"Miss California has done a wonderful job, that was her belief," Trump tells Fox News. "It wasn't a bad answer, that was simply her belief."

Sympathizing with Carrie Prejean, Trump adds that she was "a bit unlucky" to get the question from the openly gay Perez Hilton. "She was going to get killed" no matter how she answered it, the mogul says.

One topic Trump doesn't side with Prejean on is her belief that her un-PC statement cost her the crown. Prejean was first runner-up to Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton.

"I am very honored that she won," Trump says. "She really did a fantastic job."