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‘The View’ Narrows Down ‘Conservative’ Options, Pick Announcement Soon

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Another polarizing season of ABC’s “The View” is wrapping up this summer and a new report reveals who might be the new conservative hired to sit on the panel accompanied by liberals.

The network has been substituting right-leaning guests on the show for months, allowing them to “audition” for the seat before they hired one person to fill the “conservative seat” vacated by Meghan McCain.

According to the New York Post, they are apparently close to making a decision and the signs for who they’re likely to pick are already on the wall if you know what to look for.

Sources reportedly told the Post that Alyssa Farah, a former Trump administration official who has turned into a Never-Trumper is the frontrunner.

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“You are starting to see familiar faces over and over,” the source told The Post. “I would expect an announcement before the season ends on August 5.”

The source added: “If you watch the show, you can see people who are coming back regularly to join the co-hosts at the table. It is an invaluable experience for the show. And it was always the plan to make sure they had a seat at the table.”

The Post reported:

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In other words — the informed guessing game is on, so pay attention!

The most frequent repeat guest co-hosts include Alyssa Farrah Griffin, the 33-year-old former communications director for President Donald Trump, and former GOP communications director Tara Setmayer, 46. Both are being considered for the permanent seat — with some sources hinting that Farrah is likely to be the frontrunner.

Note: In the two long, long-winded months since McCain’s exit, Griffin has been a mainstay every month — and even made an extended appearance in June. No other guest host racked up that tally this season.

And while rumors have surfaced that it has been difficult to find a new conservative voice on the show, the insider revealed that there has been “no struggle to find a new co-host.”

Meanwhile, conservative author and media pundit Ann Coulter previously told The Post she would be willing to take on the role.

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“Yes, of course I would [take the job] but they will never pick me,” Coulter said. “[It seems] they don’t mean what they say. You might be exposing a double-secret requirement: Must be a dumb, easy-to-push-around Republican.”

“The View” likely wants someone to just argue with co-host Joy Behar all day.

Behar has come under fire numerous times for her outrageous statements about people she does not like, particularly Republicans, former President Donald Trump, and anyone who has ever supported him.

Last week, Behar attacked former Trump administration officials who have been on the show, calling them “recovering addicts” who she says enabled Trump.

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Prior to that, she got into an argument with former President Barack Obama’s campaign manager and told him to “keep his mouth shut.”

In March, Behar made headlines when she literally fell on her face in front of a live audience.

Behar face-planted and needed help from her co-hosts to get up off the floor as she was walking to the table for the show.

The cameras were not on her at the moment she fell, but the audience could be heard gasping as the image cut to co-hosts Sara Haines and Sunny Hostin tending to Behar.

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WATCH:

Back in February, she made herself look like the elitist, selfish person many believe she is after she whined that the Russian invasion of Ukraine could interfere with her trip to Italy.

Behar was also caught dining out in New York City restaurant without a mask after spending so much time lecturing people that they needed to wear them in public.

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