Alyssa Farah Griffin, a former Trump White House staffer and one of CNN’s political analysts, is also a co-host of ABC’s “The View.”
According to Deadline, Trump was a ratings bonanza for CNN, with 3.3 million viewers tuning in to witness last month’s event hosted by Kaitlin Collins, the network’s newest prime-time addition and current morning show co-host.
Trump wrote on Truth Social on May 20 that the town hall was “beautiful” and that it was one of CNN’s “highest-rated nights in years.”
He also proposed conducting a second town hall meeting.
“Wow! Word is that they are revolting at the ‘View’ and CNN, and want Farrah [sic] OUT! Much more to come. She tried to delete out her words, but we got them ALL. I don’t see how she lasts because this ‘stuff’ shows what a phony she is. MUCH MORE TO COME! They won’t be able to take the Radical Left Heat, just as CNN wants to fire the ‘boss’ because of the absolutely lovely Town Hall they just put on. One of their biggest ratings nights in years, & they are begging for mercy. CNN, let’s do another one?” he wrote.
Trump then shared a video of Farah Griffin extolling her former employer and describing him as a “remarkable man” and “strong leader for our nation.” The video depicts the political commentator reminiscing about her first encounter with Trump, which occurred while she was working for then-Vice President Mike Pence.
“Backbencher in the Trump Administration, Alyssa Farah, like so many other sleazebags, had only glowing reviews of the Trump Administration until long after she left. A loser then, and a loser now! More to follow,” Trump posted.
After the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, Farah Griffin decided to distance herself from Trump and resigned from the administration. Since then, she has been able to secure a position as a co-host on ABC’s The View, where she offers semi-conservative perspectives. In addition, she is a frequent contributor on CNN.
After the network hosted Trump’s town hall, she defended the decision, writing, “America got to see who he is last night: a raving lunatic who took Vladimir Putin’s side.”
Trump also shared a second video of Farah Griffin in which she criticized the mainstream media for consistently depicting him negatively.
“So cool to watch her twist,” the former president captioned the video.
Many liberals criticized CNN for hosting a town hall with Donald Trump prior to the 2024 presidential election and spent the majority of the night ranting and complaining.
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New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez flamed CNN, tweeting: “CNN should be ashamed of themselves. They have lost total control of this “town hall” to again be manipulated into platforming election disinformation, defenses of Jan 6th, and a public attack on a sexual abuse victim. The audience is cheering him on and laughing at the host. This falls squarely on CNN. Everyone here saw exactly what was going to happen. Instead they put a sexual abuse victim in harm’s way for views. This was a choice to platform lies about the election & Jan 6th w/ no plan but to have their moderator interrupted without consequence.” CONTINUE READING…