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Former President Trump unloaded on his former staffer and "The View" co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin in a social media post on Saturday, calling her a "sleazebag," and "loser" after she criticized his performance in CNN's town hall.
"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," Trump posted on Truth Social. " A loser then, and a loser now!"
His tweet was accompanied by an old video of Farah Griffin gushing over the then-president during her time as a White House staffer.
Trump’s online tirade comes after Farah Griffin, now a CNN contributor and "The View" co-host declared on-air that Trump revealed himself as "radioactive for independents and moderates" and likely lost a significant amount of voters as a result of CNN's controversial town hall. Farah Griffin made the comment in defense of the network amid backlash from its left-wing audience and CNN staffers over its decision to host the event with the former president.
"America got to see who he is last night: a ranting, raving lunatic, who sided with Vladimir Putin," Farah Griffin said of Trump's performance.
Farah Griffin is one of a legion of Republican critics of Trump with lofty media perches. She held a number of high-level positions in the Trump administration, including Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary, Pentagon press secretary and White House communications director. In the latter position in 2020, she was reportedly key to shaping messaging around Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic. She resigned in December 2020, expressing pride in her time in the administration in her resignation letter.... (Read more)