Whoopi Goldberg Defends Flag-Burners: 'They Don't Hate The Country'
Actress Whoopi Goldberg got into a heated debate with her co-hosts on The View this morning, arguing the merits of burning the American flag.
The hosts were reacting to President-elect Donald Trump's tweet in which he said that flag-burners should be jailed and possibly be stripped of citizenship.
"The flag does not always represent all of its people-- All of its people were not taken care of under our flag," Goldberg said.
"People are angry. They sometimes get angry and they burn the flag," she said.
Co-host Paula Faris said that flag-burners have the Constitutional right to do so, but they often hate the United States, to which Goldberg adamantly disagreed: "They don't hate this country. Stop saying that."
"That's your interpretation. It's like the person at the dinner table who's just complaining about the food... if you don't like the food... just leave," Faris said.
"Why just leave? Why not just have something else that's on the table?" Goldberg responded.