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Whoopi Goldberg defends flag burning: Sometimes people 'get angry

Whoopi Goldberg attends the Tribeca Film Festival 2013 portrait studio on April 19, 2013 in New York City. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

ABC's "The View" spiraled into intense disagreement on Wednesday after liberal co-host Whoopi Goldberg said some people burn the American flag because they "get angry."

"The flag does not always represent all of its people. All of its people were not taken care of under our flag. People are angry. They sometimes get angry and they burn the flag," Goldberg said.

Co-host Paul Faris then weighed in on the controversial subject, saying that while Americans may have the right to burn the flag, those who do so often "hate" the U.S. But that assertion didn't sit well with Goldberg.

"They don't hate this country. Stop saying that," Goldberg retaliated.

Faris then likened those in America who burn the flag to people at the dinner table who don't care for the food being served. In each of those cases, Faris said the unhappy individuals should "just leave," to which Goldberg responded, "Why just leave?"

"Why not just have something else that's on the table?" Goldberg asked.

President-elect Donald Trump brought the issue of flag-burning to the forefront on Tuesday morning when he suggested in an early morning tweet that those who burn the American flag should "must" face consequences, "perhaps loss of citizenship or [a] year in jail!"

(H/T: Fox News)

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