DRAMA surrounding The View host Alyssa Farah Griffin is heating up as fans are shocked by her on-screen feud with a former White House aide.
Former Trump administration staffer Griffin and Kellyanne Conway clash after comedian Wanda Sykes cancels her appearance
Alyssa Farah Griffin, former communications director for former President Donald Trump, recently joined Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines as a co-host on The View.
However, she did not exactly have a smooth transition to work.
Alyssa previously served as a guest co-host in the rush to replace conservative Meghan McCain.
In May, Alyssa had a fiery episode of interaction when she called on Kellyanne Conway to condemn Donald Trump in the wake of the January 6 riots.
Kellyanne was a top adviser and campaign manager for President Donald Trump in 2016.
“Alyssa, if you’re saying that, somehow we’re supposed to think you saw the light and not just your name in lights, that’s not fair,” Kellyanne said on the View.
“That’s such a cheap shot!” Alyssa he said.
“You’re not answering the question.
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Kellyanne began discussing Trump’s future campaign instead of the January 6 incident, and Griffin wasn’t having it.
“You may be talking about a second term, you never condemned Donald Trump — when he incited a violent mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol,” Alyssa said.
Kellyanne then said she had condemned the riots in previous comments to ABC.
Despite Alyssa pleading with Kellyanne to disagree with their former boss, the new host’s presence alone was enough to turn people away from The View.
According to the Daily Beast, when Wanda Sykes’ columnist learned that Alyssa would be co-hosting Friday’s episode, Wanda wanted out.
A View insider told the Daily Beast, “She wanted no part of helping Trumper wash her reputation.”
The Sun’s request for comment from The View and spokeswoman Wanda Sykes was not immediately returned Tuesday.
Wanda has been an outspoken critic of former President Trump in the past.
In an interview with NPR promoting Wanda’s Netflix special Not Normal , she talked about how hard it was to mock Trump, but for all the wrong reasons.
Wanda said: “You’d think, ‘Oh boy, there’s so much to make fun of,’ but I can’t really write anything funnier or more ridiculous than what Trump is actually saying.”
Even though Alyssa turned on Trump, fans are still criticizing the co-host.
One fan said: “We don’t need toxic Trump rejection to make this show interesting!”
Another angry viewer said: “If they hire her I’ll be gone again!
“Can’t the producers see how excited we all were when Meghan left?!! I didn’t miss a second!”
A third fan added: “I don’t like her at all. I was hoping they would take a closer look at Tara Setmayer.”
“I can’t tolerate any of these Trumpers who should be avoided, not hired.”