Alyssa Farah Griffin, Ana Navarro join ‘The View’ as cohosts

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  • Aug 04, 2022

Alyssa Farah Griffin, Ana Navarro join ‘The View’ as cohosts

This composite image shows Alyssa Farah Griffin, left, and Ana Navarro, who were recently named co-hosts. "View." (Jeff Lipsky/ABC via AP)

This composite image shows The View’s new co-hosts Alyssa Farah Griffin, left, and Ana Navarro. (Jeff Lipsky/ABC via AP)

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ABC’s “The View” has featured two Republicans — Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro — as regular panelists on the daytime talk show, neither of whom are fans of former President Donald Trump.

Farrah Griffin filled the seat left by Megan McCain last summer after four years on the show. Farrah Griffin is a communications strategist who worked in the last administration as a Pentagon spokeswoman for Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

A familiar face as a recurring guest on “The View” since 2015, Navarro has officially been announced as an addition to the show’s five-host lineup.

McCain was a magnet for controversy and attention during her tenure on “The View,” where she often clashed onscreen with her more liberal co-hosts and sued after leaving a toxic workplace.

“The View” bided its time and replaced him, spending a year with conservative guest hosts in informal on-air trials. Farah Griffin appeared 29 times.

“If there’s one thing I believe in, it’s that more things unite this country than divide it,” said Farah Griffin. “I think we can show at this table what our elected leaders often can’t, which is that they disagree, but they do it respectfully and they do it in a fact-based way. “We don’t need any of these conspiracies and lies that have made so much news.”

Farah Griffin, who is also a CNN contributor, left the Trump administration after the January 6, 2021 uprising at the US Capitol. She said the past two years have been tumultuous for her, including dealing with death threats.

“I worked for a government that I ended up speaking out against and I continue to do so every day,” he said. “It changes a lot in your life. I lost many friends. I’m an estranged member of the family, but I have to say this: I’m so proud to have found my voice.

Not everyone is so quick to turn the page, and there’s a social media campaign to boycott “The View” over his hiring, and some fans aren’t willing to give Trump the services of a new host.

Whoopi Goldberg, the original host of “The View”, refused to even mention Trump’s name.

Farrah Griffin told her co-hosts, who also include Joy Behar, Sonny Hustin and Sarah Hynes, that she knew she “worked out sometimes.”

“It’s going to be more than a sport,” Hostin replied.

Navarro has worked for Republican Party figures John McCain and Jeb Bush. He spoke to the former president’s son on Twitter last September. After Donald Trump Jr. commented on Navarro’s weight online, he called Navarro a retard.

Navarro has worked for Republican Party figures John McCain and Jeb Bush. He spoke to Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter last September. After Navarro made an online comment about Navarro’s weight, she called him a retard.

He said he’s happy to officially join the show, even if it means commuting from his home in Miami.

“We’re finally putting a ring on it,” he said.

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