The View descends into farce as token conservative host Alyssa Farah Griffin claims the show is full of “toxic femininity” while being pilloried by liberal dudes for working with Trump
- Former Trump adviser and Pentagon spokeswoman Alyssa Farah Griffin joined liberal talk show The View in August
- Griffin, 33, has been regularly attacked by the other daytime show hosts, who do not share her political affiliations
- During a discussion about whether ‘toxic femininity’ holds women back, Griffin was interrupted by co-host Ana Navarro on Monday
- Griffin, frustrated, hit back — noting that she could rarely finish her sentences, and said the show was hardly a supportive setting
- However, she praised co-host Whoopi Goldberg and said she supported everyone on the show
The conservative co-host of The View turned on her colleagues live on Monday, accusing the other hosts of intolerance and fostering a culture of “toxic femininity” based on their disagreement over her decision to work in Donald Trump’s administration .
Alyssa Farah Griffin, who joined the show in August after serving as an adviser and communications director for the Trump administration, lashed out at the other women during a discussion about whether “toxic femininity” was holding women back.
“We’ve come a long way in criticizing some of the male practices that aren’t helpful and need to be called out,” Griffin began.
She said women can be each other’s worst enemies, and said some of her worst bosses and colleagues were women.
Co-host Ana Navarro then interrupted and remarked, “That’s what happens when you work with Kellyanne Conway.”
Griffin responded in frustration, “Well, I can’t really get a word in without you attacking me, so I wouldn’t say this is totally different.”
Alyssa Farah Griffin on Monday (pictured) accused her co-hosts on The View of creating a hostile work environment
Griffin (right) was interrupted by co-host Ana Navarro (second from left) and reacted angrily. She praised Whoopi Goldberg (left) for supporting other women on the show
“This is not a totally different environment of women supporting each other.
“But Madeleine Albright always said there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help and support other women. And that’s something I try to live by. I think we have a duty to give that back, especially to the women who come after us.”
Griffin, 33, then credited co-host Whoopi Goldberg for praise and thanked her for her kindness.
“I have to say, I have to give credit to Whoopi. You’ve been so supportive of all the women on this show,” Griffin said.
“Because you’ve accomplished so much, and we’re all coming under you, and just looking at you and I think, I’m glad you say that, because women support women more than they don’t, but I think it’s worth to recognize when we are hard on each other.’
Griffin is seen briefing the press as a Pentagon spokeswoman in March 2020
Griffin is seen with Mike Pence, for whom she worked as a spokeswoman before becoming a Pentagon spokeswoman
Griffin will be photographed at the White House in October 2020, in her role as director of strategic communications
Goldberg said she felt it was essential for women to believe in themselves.
“The bottom line is this. First you must believe. If you don’t believe it doesn’t matter what else – I could be as supportive as I could be, but if you don’t believe you deserve it, you’re not gonna listen, you know? That’s the first thing,” Goldberg said.
She also said that women should not take online criticism to heart.
“These are people who don’t know us, don’t know anything about our families, don’t know anything about our lives and we believe what they say, and we put that belief in our pockets and we hold on to it,” Goldberg said.
“People don’t know who you are. They don’t know about you.
“Please stop buying into the BS. Please. OK,’ she concluded.