‘The View’ co-hosts 'ignore' and give new star Alyssa Farah the 'cold shoulder' during commercial breaks

'Alyssa stared at the women as they were in conversation, but she eventually went on her phone and chatted with her makeup artist,' an insider says

‘The View’ co-hosts 'ignore' and give new star Alyssa Farah the 'cold shoulder' during commercial breaks
Alyssa Farah has joined 'The View' as a conservative commentator (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Season 26 of ‘The View,’ which aired on Friday, September 6, showed former President Donald Trump's White House Director of Strategic Communications, Alyssa Farah, on the panel alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Sara Haines. However, it has been said that she did not receive a warm welcome from her co-hosts.

The 33-year-old was reportedly avoided by the other women on the panel when the cameras were off. It has been said on the September 8 episode, Farah had a heated argument with her co-hosts during the Hot Topics segment. However, the apparent ill-feeling continued even during the intervals. An insider told The US Sun, “When the first segment went to commercial break, Sunny faced away from Alyssa as the four women were turned towards Whoopi while talking.”

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“Alyssa stared at the women as they were in conversation, but she eventually went on her phone and chatted with her makeup artist,” the eyewitness revealed, who went on to say that she continued to use her phone whenever commercial breaks happened. However, the source claimed that the political strategist did have a few interactions with Hostin as she was sitting beside her, before adding, “Whenever Alyssa would speak on-air, Joy would make faces and did not hide her apparent disdain for Alyssa.”

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Alyssa Farah talks to reporters following an interview with FOX outside the West Wing October 09, 2020 in Washington, DC. Without revealing specifics, Farah said the White House is optimistic about reaching a deal with House Democrats on coronavirus relief legislation. 'We are willing and eager to make a deal,' she said. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Alyssa Farah is reportedly having a rough time on 'The View' as her co-hosts seem to be ignoring her and giving her the cold shoulder (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

According to reports, the September 8 episode discussed the unveiling of White House portraits of former President Barack Obama and the ex-First Lady Michelle by them. Speaking on the occasion, Farah said, “This was such a fun day to watch the Obamas back in the White House. I never thought I would see this day because when I was with Trump there was this standoff. The Obamas didn’t want to come and do it with Trump in the White House and Trump certainly didn’t want to host the Obamas. These portraits have just been kept by the artist for this day to be able to do it in a Biden administration.”

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But Hostin cut in, saying, “Isn’t it the successor to the former president that’s supposed to extend the invitation? So it’s not so much that the Obamas didn’t want to do it. They weren’t invited.” To which, Farah replied, “No they weren’t. But I had gotten some wind they would have preferred to wait it out until after.” Then the 53-year-old lawyer retorted, “But I think they are so gracious that they would’ve shown up.”

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In the same segment, Farah had also expressed her disapproval towards President Joe Biden’s “semi-fascist comments” but Behar told her, “Oh please, come on!” before the former added, “Joy is done with me!”

This comes after a few days ago, Farah had appeared on ‘Good Morning America,’ where anchor Janai Norman questioned her, “I know you said before that you could've gone to a place where others have views just like yourself, but you wanted to have that discussion with people with opposing views. And sometimes things get heated especially during Hot Topics, but you say it doesn't last long.”

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Farah told her, “It doesn't. And that's the thing. And listen, by the way, I survived the Trump West Wing, I think I can survive The View. We will see,” she said, adding, "I will be back to let you know. But, you know the fun thing about the show is that there is a genuine camaraderie among the hosts.”

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“I've gotten to guest host more than two dozen times now, so I've really gotten to know the women and you'll watch. We will have a heated Hot Topic segment, but as soon as we start panning out for commercial, Joy is cracking a joke, Sunny is showing me pictures of her dogs. There's a friendship. We're all women who just want to elevate the discourse. That's my goal going in," Farah concluded.

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