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ABC Daytime talk show “The View,” which has lacked a consistent conservative voice since Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain left the show, but they have found one.
And in the tradition of the show the new Republican voice is a moderate who has gone against former President Donald Trump after being in his administration, Variety reported.
Alyssa Farah Griffin, who served as the former Trump White House director of strategic communications, is now in the last leg of negotiations with the show.
“Multiple sources tell Variety that ABC executives have chosen Farah Griffin, 33, to join “The View” for its 26th season, which kicks off in the fall. She has sat at the Hot Topics table regularly this season, auditioning for one of the most high-profile jobs on TV,” the report said.
“Two sources caution that a deal for Farah Griffin has not been closed yet, but say it’s more-than-likely a matter of time. Should Farah Griffin officially get the gig — which our sources say she will — the announcement will probably arrive in the coming weeks, according to a person familiar with the show,” it said.
“We do not have a co-host announcement to make at this time. Stay tuned,” a spokesperson for the show said to Variety.
This month it was reported that 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.
I’ll say it again: Alyssa Farah is an untalented, backstabbing, garbage person. Who brought her stinking carcass into the White House? https://t.co/WVVj9nKubg
— Michael Caputo (@MichaelRCaputo) July 1, 2022
I think its fair to say that the view lady's are bats..t crazy. What they think really dosen't matter at all.
"The View" erupts into chaos after Alyssa Farah Griffin claims, "The red wave is coming"https://t.co/kwa0WclHgS
— No2Losers (@NoahTooh) July 1, 2022
“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:
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.
“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.”
I'm fairly sure it won't matter who the "conservative" host will be on the most popular and intellectually bereft show in American history. Sesame Street is Dostoevsky in comparison to these gals. Women!! WTF? https://t.co/OaQJpnxJjS
— Angry Rich (@AngryRichRadio) July 3, 2022
“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.
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.