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On Thursday, Fox News anchor and “Outnumbered” host Harris Faulkner masterfully shut down the racially-charged questioning from “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin.

Faulkner, on the show to promote her new book “9 Rules of Engagement: A Military Brat’s Guide to Life and Success,” was essentially asked by Hostin if she felt like she’s a letdown to her race for working at Fox and for holding right-leaning political views.

“You’re currently the only woman of color with her own daily show on Fox,” started in Hostin. “When I turn on Fox — and I do sometimes — and I see you, I feel like I’m looking at a unicorn. … It’s fascinating to me.”

Hostin went on to criticize Fox News’ coverage of racial issues, noting Faulkner’s own position against the NFL kneeling protest.

“You yourself have come out against Colin Kaepernick,” she said. “Do you get flak from the black community on your positions and for being the only black woman on Fox News?”

Faulkner, maintaining her poise, replied, “You have been in that environment so you know, and you have been in broadcast for a long time, and we have talked at other points. I get flak from everybody,” she said. “Which is how I know I’m living my truth.”

Hostin continued with the racial line of questioning: “Do you feel a certain responsibility to the black community?”

And Faulkner, once again, shut her down. “I feel a responsibility to everyone,” she said, earning loud cheers from the audience, adding, “My daughters are biracial.”

The Fox News host then circled-back to Hostin’s original commentary over the network’s apparent lack of diversity. “I know you say the only one on Fox,” she told Hostin. “Where is MSNBC’s? Where is CNN’s? I think HLN, and that’s new.”

Hostin was let off the hook by co-host Meghan McCain, who turned the attention to Faulkner’s new book before ending the segment.

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