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Whoopi Goldberg & The View Co-Hosts Defend Elisabeth Hasselbeck On Her Sandra Bland Cigarette Question! See What They Said!

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The ladies on The View may disagree at times, but they also have each other's backs!

On Tuesday's Fox & Friends, Elisabeth Hasselbeck received a bit of backlash for a question about Sandra Bland — who was found dead in her jail cell three days after her controversial arrest.

After the former co-host of The View tried to play devil's advocate by questioning if Bland's cigarette could be used as a murder weapon, many people deemed the conservative anchor as racist.

[ Video: Nicolle Wallace Just Made An Awkward Yet Hilarious Joke About Getting Fired From The View! ]

But Whoopi Goldberg and the other panelists were quick to defend their former co-star, asserting that she was simply doing her job by asking questions! The 59-year-old said:

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Donald Trump Argues With Matt Lauer That He Said Nothing Wrong! Well, John McCain Himself Has Something To Say About That!

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If there's one thing you can trust Donald Trump to do, it's stick to his guns.

In fact, even when saying things off the top of his head that are completely ignorant and don't make any sense — like implying that John McCain is less of a war hero because he was a POW — he never backs down.

Of course, when even fellow Republican candidates Jeb Bush and Scott Walker condemned what he said, we're guessing Trump tried to change the conversation.

[ Related: Twitter Reacts To The Donald's Latest Controversy! ]

On Monday morning's Today show, Matt Lauer held the Presidential hopeful's feet to the fire over his remarks, and all The Donald wanted to do was attack McCain's political record.

He also argued that he said McCain is a war hero. See what happens when Lauer reads his own words back to him (below)!

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Brian Williams Speaks To Matt Lauer About His Scandal & Departure From NBC’s Nightly News — Says 'It’s Been Torture!'

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Whoa!

On Friday, Brian Williams sat down with the Today show's Matt Lauer to talk about his scandal and departure from NBC's Nightly News.

This is the first interview the famed anchor has given since his suspension back in February. As we previously reported, the news veteran was suspended from his position after he was caught fabricating stories to viewers. And he revealed it's been "torture" for him.

In his one-on-one, he shared:

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Here's What GLAAD Has To Say About Comparing Rachel Dolezal To Caitlyn Jenner

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Have you found yourself questioning why you support Caitlyn Jenner but mock Rachel Dolezal even though some people are suggesting that they're going through similar experiences at the moment?

Well if you have, that's because Transgender is a thing, and Transracial is not.

Rachel herself made the comparison on Today on Wednesday, so we decided to ask the experts what they thought about the whole Caitlyn Vs. Rachel debate!

[ Related: Everything We Know About Rachel Dolezal So Far! ]

GLAAD made a pretty clear statement regarding gender dysphoria and its place in this viral news story, saying:

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Rachel Dolezal Cries While Talking About Comparisons To Caitlyn Jenner On The Today Show! Watch HERE!

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The debacle continues…

After Rachel Dolezal sat down with Matt Lauer yesterday, she did another interview with Savannah Guthrie of NBC News' the Today show, which aired Wednesday.

In the additional footage from her interview that had portions airing on NBC Nightly News, we got a little bit more clarity as well as some further questions. Rachel did clarify a few things, such as the fact that she has never been to South Africa, she was not born in a teepee, and she claims she was physically abused.

[ Related: Is Rachel Dolezal's 'Tan' A Spray-On?! Find Out The Details HERE! ]

Among the questions though, she said she recently had the chance to read Caitlyn Jenner's piece in Vanity Fair, and she starts to cry while talking about it because:

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Rachel Dolezal Tells The Today Show 'I Identify As Black' — See What Else She Had To Say About Her Race Controversy

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She's finally speaking out…

This morning on the Today show, Rachel Dolezal sat down with Matt Lauer and FINALLY discussed her scandal and her point of view.

Lauer makes sure to get to the bottom of most of the big questions everyone has in regards to Rachel's race and when she started identifying as black.

[ Related: The Daily Show Rips Rachel Dolezal Scandal — "She Didn't Have to Iggy It" — Watch The Full Video HERE! ]

We still don't have an entirely clear picture — as we sometimes got confusing information such as when Rachel said she didn't identify when she was 16 but then stated that when she was five, she "was drawing self-portraits with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon."

Dolezal also talks her lawsuit against Howard University, as well as touching on Albert Wilkerson, the African-American man she views as her father saying, "Albert Wilkerson is my dad. Any man can be a father. Not every man can be a dad."

If you want to see more answers, watch the full interview (below)!

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