ABC’s “The View” has finally named two new nominally conservative co-hosts to its line-up.
But perhaps not surprisingly, both are critics of former President Donald Trump and, by default, his tens of millions of supporters.
According to Fox News, “Alyssa Farah Griffin, who served as White House communications director during the Trump administration, and Ana Navarro will be new co-hosts of the show.”
Last month, the outlet reported that the show had selected Griffin as the permanent ‘conservative’ on the panel to replace Meghan McCain, who announced she was leaving the show in July 2021.
Griffin “was one of several candidates who had served as a repeat guest host in a lengthy audition to become the sole ‘conservative’ voice on the liberal daytime talk show,” Fox News noted, adding:
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said they wanted to honor former host Barbara Walters’ vision for the show by representing different voices. Farah Griffin will appear daily, while Navarro will continue to host the show but not every day. ABC played a montage of Farah Griffin and Navarro’s notable appearances; both are Republicans but are sharp Donald Trump critics.
“Barbara Walters had this vision for bringing women from totally different backgrounds, lived experiences, careers, to talk about the tough issues that frankly our elected officials often aren’t tackling, and we do that every day, and we’re having important conversations,” Griffin said on the show following the formal announcement.
“I can’t say how much I’ve learned from all of you, and I hope to learn from all of you, and I will say this. The last couple of years have been a bit turbulent for me, you know, you saw it in the preview there,” she continued. “It’s going to get sporty sometimes, but I adore you women.”
“It’s going to get more than sporty,” co-host Sunny Hostin interjected, Fox News reported.
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