'DON'T NEED TRUMP REJECTS': Fans threaten to BOYCOTT 'The View' if Alyssa Farah Griffin becomes permanent host
Alyssa Farah Griffin has recently been a part of various heated discussions on 'The View'. The 33-year-old has been a guest co-host of 'The View' for a while now but rumor mills have been abuzz of her full-time hiring for quite some time.
Alyssa has spoken on issues ranging from the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, the inflation surge, and increasing gas prices. As rumors gained traction about the search for a new permanent panelist, fans speculated that Alyssa might be joining the show full-time to take over the conservative seat from ex-panelist Meghan McCain. Fans of 'The View' were convinced the hiring rumors were true when the issue of Trump and the January insurrection on the Capitol was raised on the show.
Alyssa, the former communications director to ex-president Donald Trump, said that people who had worked with Trump had to "watch their back" anytime they are out in public. Whoopi Goldberg, the lead moderator mentioned how many women were going through the same thing. She smiled at Alyssa and said: "You know what? We've got your back" as they went for a commercial break. This exchange was enough for fans to conclude that Alyssa might return to co-host, that too permanently.
TRUMP’S WORDS INFLUENCED CAPITOL RIOTERS? Tuesday's Jan. 6 hearing set out to link former Pres. Trump to the insurrection with testimony from his former lawyers and with a warning from Rep. Cheney to ignore attempts to dodge blame — #TheView discusses. https://t.co/cVclFZQmjA pic.twitter.com/HkRIzTlCOl— The View (@TheView) July 13, 2022
Fans say 'I'm Out' if Alyssa is hired
One follower said: "I get the feeling they will hire Alyssa full time. I’m not a fan at all. They should keep the rotating guest host."
Another viewer mentioned: "If she is hired, I'm out all over again!" A viewer said, "Do the producers not see how excited we all were when Meghan left?!! I have not missed her for one second!"
Another commentator added: "We don't need toxic Trump rejects for this show to be interesting!"
Fans are rooting for Chelsea Clinton instead
Meanwhile, viewers seem to be impressed by the guest co-host Chelsea Clinton instead. The daughter of former ex-president Bill Clinton has fans rallying behind her with one viewer claiming, "she’d be a great moderator."
Another fan wrote: "She was just classy, smart, and knows how to work a panel discussion."
Alyssa Farah Griffin's political past
Alyssa Farah Griffin is a political advisor who was the White House Director of Strategic Communications and Assistant to the President in the Donald Trump administration in 2020. Alyssa joined CNN as a political commentator in 2021. Previously, she was press secretary for US Vice President Mike Pence and Special Assistant to President Donald Trump from October 2017 to September 2019. Since August 2021, Alyssa has presented The Hill's online news program 'Rising' alongside Ryan Grim and Kim Iversen.