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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,’ said Raven Symone at the start of the show. ‘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.‘
The series of bombings in the Belgian capital – which occurred near the American Airlines terminal in the city’s airport and at a Metro station close to the headquarters of the European Union – have claimed the lives of at least 34 individuals. ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement released through their Amaq news agency.
Symone was joined by Joy Behar, Paula Faris and Sunny Hostin on the program Tuesday. Hostin spoke about the ISIS threat after Symone’s World War comment, saying; ‘We are not in a war with the Islamic faith but we are certainly in a war with terror. And I am tired of seeing this over and over again. When does it end and what do we do about it?‘
The four women then got into an exchange about good versus evil, with Behar saying it was not as simple as that when it comes to an attack like the one in Brussels. Symone then weighed in, saying; ‘But when does it come down to aren’t we all on this planet together and when are we going to realize this planet isn’t going to house us forever? We have to live here together. No matter how old you get you need to remember that fact. You have a problem let’s flush it out together instead of killing mass people.‘
Behar then said; ‘But when you’re suicidal you don’t care about that, and that’s the problem. People are willing to kill themselves, it’s very difficult to fight that.’
Hostin and Faris spoke about how much they appreciated Trump’s comments in the aftermath of the attacks, during which he called for the borders to be shut and Muslims in the United States to be kept under surveillance. The two women said that Hillary Clinton seemed muted in comparison, and that she was not as strong as Trump in her statements.
Symone shared her opinion of Trump and his comments with the women, saying; ‘You know me, I’ve been trying to watch [Trump]. 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 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.’ She went on to say that he had a ‘crassness’ that has never been seen in a president before, and that is why she believes he has millions of supporters.
Responding to his comments about Muslims however Behar expressed her disregard for Trump, saying that in this country they have assimilated ‘tremendously.’
Symone said she believes what is happening to Muslims is similar to what happens to black people in America. ‘They’ll label just one black person and say the community is bad,’ said Symone. ‘We put stereotypes on people.’