The co-hosts of ABC’s “The View” appeared to have been so shocked by the deadly terror attacks in Brussels that they were considering supporting Donald Trump on Tuesday.
Co-host Sunny Hostin said, “I can’t believe I’m feeling this way, but Donald Trump seemed very reasonable today.”
“We are at war,” she said. “We are at war with… I don’t want to say that we are at war with the Islamic faith but we are definitely in a war with terror. I am tired of seeing this over and over and over again.”
“We trash him often here,” she said about Trump, but then credited him with noting in January that Brussels had turned into “a hellhole,” eliciting agreement from the other hosts
Co-host Paula Faris also expressed amazement at the fact that Trump has begun to seem more like the “voice of reason” on security matters. “I think a lot of people are waking up today and saying ‘what Trump is saying resonates with me.’”
Even host Raven-Symoné admitted that Trump uses the kind of language one employs “when you close the door to your house and you say it to your family,” and that the fact that he says these things openly is what causes people to be shocked by him.
While the Paris massacres of November claimed more lives, something about the Brussels attacks appears to be causing marked emotional responses among politicians and journalists long associated with appeasement policies. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini even began crying in the course of a press conference in Jordan and was embraced, then escorted out, by Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.