During a discussion of Donald Trump’s ridiculous response to the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando last weekend, Joy Behar, co-host of “The View” on ABC stunned the audience by proposing that Trump’s words were treasonous. Her remarks elicited an audible gasp of shock from audience members.
The Orlando shooting appears now to be an anti-LGBTQ hate crime, rather than an attack by religious extremists. However, Trump insinuated in remarks to the press that President Obama was avoiding any reference to terrorism by Islamic extremists.
Behar makes an interesting point about the repercussions of Trump’s remarks:
‘Do you think that because he is the “recruiter-in-chief,” and by his words he’s getting more people to go on the side of ISIS, that he could be considered treasonous?
‘I mean, that is against the CONSTITUTION. That is against America. That is a treasonous act in my opinion.’
According to Mother Jones, Trump’s vile anti-Muslim speech is now being used to recruit more fighters for ISIS, appearing in videos distributed to incite rage against the United States as well as a call to war to increase their numbers. His remarks are being used to incite jihad against the very country he proposes to lead.
ISIS propaganda videos distributed earlier this year feature Donald Trump discussing the terrorist attacks on Brussels. Images of dancing flames superimposed over Trump’s face appear, while audio from a Fox News interview with Trump plays in te background”
‘Brussels was one of the great cities…and now it’s a horror show. It’s an ABSOLUTE horror show.’
Captions saying BROTHERS, RISE UP! and LET’S GO, LET’S GO, LET’S GO FOR JIHAD! appear onscreen as the audio plays snippets of Trump’s remarks. The video was allegedly produced and released by the Al-Battar Media Foundation, a pro-ISIS media group.
During the discussion on “The View,” none of the co-hosts on the panel were particularly pleased with Trump’s anti-Islamic, anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Co-host Raven-Symone called for Trump to apologize or drop out of the race for insinuating that President Barack Obama should step down for failing to blame the Orlando shooting on radicalized Islamists.
‘If you can’t apologize, you need to get out of the race.’
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg, as usual, offered true insight to the problem of domestic terrorism in the U.S., addressed Donald Trump directly:
‘You can’t call for a ban on Americans, ok? Because that’s what you’d have to do, donald. Dylann Roof was an american, this kid was an american. Come on, man.’
Behar had the perfect one-line response:
‘Maybe you should build a wall around queens?’
Watch the video below and note the absolute shock in the audience after Behar questions Trump’s speech as possible treason. It’s something to think about. Is Trump really that naive and gullible, to play right into the hands of ISIS. Or, as he himself accuses President Obama, does Trump have “something else in mind?”
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— The View (@TheView) June 14, 2016
Featured image via screenshot from the video