Donald Trump made headlines today when he posted a Tweet in which he called for the burning of the American flag to be made a criminal offense.
Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2016
Hours later, Whoopi Goldberg lost it on her ABC talk show The View as she defended those who desecrate the American flag. It all started when her conservative cohost Paula Faris said that those who burn the flag “hate” our country.
“[T]hey don’t hate the country. Stop saying that!” Whoopi barked at Faris, according to Newsbusters.
Faris refused to back down, saying that she is offended by flag burning because it disrespects the military. Whoopi refused to listen to this logic, and instead tried to make the American flag into a symbol of racism:
WHOOPI: The military is not the flag. The flag represents a lot of different things to different people.
WHOOPI: And so you have to keep that in mind because, in fact, that’s what the first amendment is about.
WHOOPI: The flag does not always represent all of its people. All of its people were not taken care of under our flag, so folks know that —
FARIS: I get it.
WHOOPI: People are angry. They sometimes get angry and they burn the flag. Sometimes they burn the neighborhood, you know.
Faris tried to argue that if people hate the country, they should just leave. That comment really set Whoopi off…
FARIS: It is the law, I get that. I’m just saying that people have a right to be offended and I know when I– personally when I see somebody burning the flag, it is your right, it’s absolutely your right and it’s protected,but if you hate our country and you hate what it represents so much —
WHOOPI: Again, they don’t hate the country. Stop saying that.
FARIS: That’s your interpretation. It’s like the one person at the dinner table who’s just complaining about the food and I’m like if you don’t like the food, that’s fine, just leave.
WHOOPI: Why just leave? Why not just have something else that’s on the table?
FARIS: I’m saying, my whole point is, if all you can do is sit at the table and grumble and complain about what is presented to you in front of the table, that is your right. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to eat it and you can go.
Whoopi then continued to try to make burning the American flag seem like a patriotic thing to do.
WHOOPI: I understand– I get being offended but I don’t think you should say that people who do it hate the country because that’s not true.
BEHAR: No, that’s not true.
WHOOPI: That’s not correct. A lot of people burned our flag in other countries who hate our country, but most of the time when you’ve seen American flags being burned in this country, it’s been young people saying you’re not representing us. It happened in the ’60s.
It’s sickening that Whoopi is actually defending people who HATE our country so much that they BURN our flag. SHARE this story if you think Whoopi Goldberg should be FIRED from The View.