Donald Trump’s former White House communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin will become the new co-host on the hit talk show The View, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Farah Griffin, 33, will be named as Meghan McCain’s full time replacement on the panel from September for the show’s 26th season.
Three insiders with knowledge of the discussions with Farah Griffin have told DailyMail.com that ABC will announce her new position imminently.
ABC has rotated the seat vacated by DailyMail.com columnist McCain since her departure on August 6, 2021.
Farah Griffin will now join current co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Haines, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and rotating co-host Ana Navarro on weekday mornings on ABC.
One source close to the discussions with the former White House aide said: ‘My jaw dropped when I was told that she was the pick. It makes no sense.
‘Part of me wishes they just leaned into MAGA and hired Kimberly Guilfoyle, at least it would better reflect part of the audience and there would be fireworks every day.’
Another insider told DailyMail.com: ‘Her soon to be co-hosts are very upset. They feel she isn’t authentic and changes her opinions based on who her paymaster is.
‘Ana Navarro especially feels let down as they are hiring someone who was an essential part of the movement that destabilized this country.
‘Alyssa’s family is also problematic. Her father Joseph founded WorldNetDaily a website that promotes conspiracy theories. It’s terrifying.’
A third source added: ‘Her appointment will also cost us bookings. Wanda Sykes pulled out because she didn’t want to be on the show with her.’
Comedian Sykes’ withdrawal from the show was first reported by The Daily Beast’s Confider media newsletter.
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