"View" co-host Jedediah Bila had a front row seat to Tomi Lahren's controversial appearance on the show in which she made pro-choice comments that may have contributed to her suspension from TheBlaze.
Amid reports that Lahren's contract is up later this year and tension between her and boss Glenn Beck, Bila told TooFab there could be more mainstream gigs in her future.
"I don't know her commentary all that well," Bila told TooFab. "I thought she came on 'The View,' she gave her opinion and she backed it up and she's taken some heat from her comments, but I think the test of whether or not you can make it in mainstream network television and even in cable news at times is how good of a listener you actually are."
Some of Lahren's fans have already been tweeting at Fox News to give her her own show there. If she does decide to go that route, Bila -- a former Fox News contributor herself -- has some solid advice for Lahren or anyone else trying to make it: Listen.
"I think that will will be a test for her and for anyone and was the test for me," she said. "When I got into the business initially, I made the mistake of talking. I had a lot that I wanted to say but I wasn't really initially listening to the person I was on with enough to say, 'Hold on, maybe they have a good point.'"
"What I've learned and learned really quickly is that's what really makes your career, because that makes you spontaneous and real and authentic and in the moment," Bila added. "It's scarier because you're in the moment and you never know what's going to happen when you're really listening and responding from your honest, guttural emotion at the time but I think that makes the audience recognize that there is an authenticity there."
"I don't know her in that realm enough to know, but if she is committed to her principles, and she's honest and she's authentic, I'm sure she’ll have opportunities come her way," she said.
Lahren commented on her suspension in a series of tweets and subtweets on Monday night. Read her reactions below:
"When people praise you, don't let it go to your head. When people criticize you, don't let it go to your heart." #mondaymotivation— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 20, 2017
So I've got some "me" time tonight. Anything good on TV? 😂 #TeamTomi— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 20, 2017
This life can be lonely. Thank you to those-on all sides of the political spectrum-for the support. Agree/disagree, it means the world. ❤🇺🇸— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 21, 2017
Ladies, you were made to do difficult things. Believe in yourself.— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 21, 2017