Former White House communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin may have once worked for former President Donald Trump, but she has since argued that he should never get near the presidency again. Still, she says that in her new role one ABC’s midday talk show “The View,” she is prepared to “represent” the views of Trump’s voters.
Griffin joined “Good Morning America” on Monday to discuss what was coming in the panel show’s 26th season — which kicks off on Tuesday after a late-summer hiatus — and she noted two seats would be occupied by women who at least identified as Republicans — herself and longtime fill-in host Ana Navarro.
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“I’m a millennial and I worked in the Trump administration. I’ve also since criticized the former president,” Griffin explained, adding, “But I still want to be a voice for the 74 million Americans who voted for him, and kind of tell them, from my experience, here’s why I won’t support him again, but here’s what a future Republican Party can and should look like. So that’s really what I’m hoping to meet the audience with.”
Griffin went on to take several potshots at the former president, saying that she certainly understood discussions could get heated among women who did not always see eye to eye. “Listen, by the way, I survived the Trump West Wing. I think I can survive ‘The View.’ We’ll see. I’ll be back to let you know,” she added.
Griffin, who resigned from the Trump administration on January 6, 2021, has since been quite vocal of her opposition to Trump. “As somebody who regrettably worked for Donald Trump, I do not want to see that man ever be president again,” she said.
After weeks of rotating in potential conservative cohosts, “The View” settled on Griffin last month to fill the seat vacated by Meghan McCain a year earlier. McCain cited a particularly contentious spat — just after she had returned to the show after maternity leave in January of 2021 — with longtime cohost Joy Behar as the reason she called it quits.