“The View” co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin said Trump’s potential return to Twitter would hurt her. “It’s going to remind voters of how unhinged he was, how much drama he created,” she said. Trump was banned from Twitter last year and for most of 2022 he has been using Truth Social. Something is loading.
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Former White House aide Alyssa Farah Griffin said Friday she thinks it will be “only a matter of days” before former President Donald Trump returns to Twitter.
His remarks come after the company was sold to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. But the former Trump aide warned that the ex-president’s presence on the social media platform would hurt him.
Farah Griffin — press secretary to then-Vice President Mike Pence from 2017 to 2019 and White House director of strategic communications in 2020 — said on ABC’s “The View” that Trump’s vocal opinions on the vast Twitter would stand in stark contrast to the limited reach he has on Truth Social, which launched earlier this year.
“Social media has a way of bringing out the worst in humanity,” she said on the daytime TV show, where she’s been a co-host since August. “There are a lot of good things that come from social media, but people give in to their basic instincts when they’re hidden behind anonymity.”
Farah Griffin then opined that democracy had never been ‘stress tested’ in the digital age, saying the ‘closest’ thing she could think of was the January 6, 2021 attack on the States Capitol. -United. And she noted that the former president making waves on Twitter again would not be good for him from her perspective.
“I think it hurts him to be on Twitter,” she told the other panelists. “I don’t think his crazy statements got as much coverage on Truth Social as he did on Twitter. Last week he stalked me on social media. No one noticed – it was like a tree falling in the wood.”
Trump earlier this week lambasted Farah Griffin on Truth Social saying she was not being honest as she criticized the former president since leaving the administration in December 2020.
“Alyssa Farah totally twisted her true feelings about me and the Trump administration in order to get her job at the CNN ratings disaster, and a seat with low-IQ people at The View,” she said. he said on the social media platform and in a statement released by his Save America PAC.
“Look at what she said about me, and that doesn’t include the beautiful letter she sent and the other statements she made. They should fire her for misrepresentation or fraud. Release the letter, Alyssa!” he added.
Farah Griffin then noted that Trump’s statements on Twitter would be viewed differently and would once again give voters another glimpse into the former president’s tech habits, which were often filled with political attacks and other inflammatory comments.
“He’s going to have a much bigger platform, and it’s going to remind voters of how unhinged he was, how much drama he created,” she said. “And that’s going to hold Republicans accountable for everything. It’s not good for the party or for him.”
After Trump headlined the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally at the Ellipse where the then-president spoke out against certification of current President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory – which preceded the riot from the Capitol – he was permanently banned from Twitter.
Musk is expected to reverse permanent bans on the platform, which would create an avenue for Trump’s potential return.
But the former president said earlier this year that he would continue to use Truth Social.