On Wednesday’s episode of ABC talk show “The View,” co-host Sunny Hostin supported New York Times columnist Mara Gay, who said seeing American flags next to Trump flags was a threatening message from ” white supremacy “.

Gay comments

Gay was widely criticized after he said on Tuesday’s episode of the MSNBC talk show “Morning Joe”, “I was in Long Island visiting a dear friend. I was disturbed.

“I’ve seen dozens and dozens of vans with, you know, swearing at Joe Biden in the back, Trump flags, and in some cases dozens of American flags, which, you know, is also just disturbing. Basically the message was clear, ”she continued. “It was my country. It is not your country. I own this. “

Backstory: New York Times’ Mara Gay says she was’ disturbed ‘to see US flags hoisted by Trump supporters

The women of “The View” discussed it Wednesday morning, with co-host Whoopi Goldberg asking, “So for many, the flag has been a symbol of freedom. Has it taken on any other meaning, Sunny?

Hostin ringing off

” Yes it is ” Hostin responded, wasting no time standing by Gay’s side. “I’m so surprised she actually gets that kind of reaction. As Meghan mentioned in the last segment, when a person of color, a black woman, tells you his feelings, people have to listen and not, you know, put him away. Don’t say, well, that can’t be true. Because in many ways you have the disgraced, twice impeached former president to thank for politicizing the American flag. “

Hostin looped over the Capitol Riot, a favorite topic of mainstream media discussion.

“Remember, on January 6, just a few months ago, the rioters on Capitol Hill demolished the flag and replaced it with the Trump flag. You made them beat the police with the American flag,” a- she said, “This is just what happened on January 6. This is their country, not our country. I remember very well a Confederate flag flying in the United States Capitol.”

“I also remember vividly recently when I was with my kids in North Carolina in the Outer Banks with people in vans with Confederate flags fluttering next to the American flag,” Hostin added. “It scared me. The same message was there. You don’t belong here. We belong here. I was afraid of that.”

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Hostin doubles the bet

“So, yeah, when I’m driving in a neighborhood and it’s not July 4th and I’m not in a predominantly military residential neighborhood and there are flags, American flags, everywhere in Next to the Trump flags, next to the flags with stars in a circle, I feel threatened, ”she said.

“The message is very clear. It’s a white supremacist message, ”Hostin concluded. “It’s a message of racism and it’s a message from their country, not from my country. I don’t understand why this would receive a backlash. People need to listen when I say this is how I feel. This is my experience in this country.

This article was written by James Samson on June 9, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.

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