The hosts of “The View” actually stuck up for Donald Trump on Friday’s episode of the daytime talk show, saying that Anonymous releasing the candidate’s personal information was uncalled for.
The hacker group recently declared war on Trump, whom it calls a “enemy of the Constitution and the natural rights it enshrines,” and released what it claims to be his personal phone and social security numbers online.
“Bullying doesn’t help bullying,” Raven-Symoné said, accusing Trump’s critics of stooping to his level. “The way to fight is to vote.”
The panel, which included CNN contributor Sunny Hostin and O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark as guest co-hosts, also touched on the threatening letter containing an unidentified white powder that Trump’s son Eric received.
While Hostin admitted she found the release of Trump’s personal info somewhat satisfying in light of Trump having previously given out Sen. Lindsay Graham’s phone number himself, she said involving the candidate’s family was going too far.
“The fake anthrax envelope was sent to [his son’s] home and his wife opened it,” she said. “You have crossed the line. That’s his family.”
Clark called on the other candidates to come out against these kinds of personal attacks.
“Do you remember the campaign when it was McCain and Palin against Obam,a and I think it was somebody at McCain’s rally who was saying something about Obama being a Muslim and being a terrorist. McCain stopped him, he shot it down,” she said. “That is the way a campaign should be run.”