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Raven-Symone: Americans’ Speech ‘Fuels the Fire’ of Terrorism

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The ladies of The View (minus a sick Whoopi Goldberg) discussed the terrorist attacks in Brussels during Tuesday morning’s episode, with co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin commending Donald Trump’s response to the attack and fellow host Raven-Symoné warning Americans to be mindful of speech that could “fuel the fire” of international terrorism.

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“I’ve been saying this for a while — it’s not official for the government to obviously say — but we’re in a kind of a World War situation,” Symoné said at the start of Tuesday’s episode. “It’s everywhere. And we need to definitely see what’s going on and what’s coming out of our mouths to fuel the fire.”

Hostin added that she is “tired of seeing this over and over again.”

“We are not in a war with the Islamic faith, but we are certainly in a war with terror,” she said. “When does it end and what do we do about it?”

In an unusual twist for the ABC talk show, the women seemed to agree that Trump — whom many of the hosts on the show have mocked mercilessly throughout the presidential campaign — was correct when he assessed in January that “there’s something bad going on” in Brussels.

Hostin and co-host Paula Farris said that Trump’s response to the Brussels attack was stronger than that of his rival, Democrat presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Still, Symoné remained unimpressed.

“You know me, I’ve been trying to watch [Trump],” she said. “I’m not a very big fan and I look at it and I go, you know he does not understand — I don’t know if it’s a real word, verbage — the verbiage that you use when when you close the door to your house. You say it with your family. You don’t say it on the other side of the door.”

Watch the segment above.


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