Former President Donald Trump went after his former communications director Alyssa Farah in a statement Monday, calling her a ‘backbencher’ who was ‘terrible’ when she recently guest hosted The View.
‘Heard that Alyssa Farah was terrible on The View – they could have asked the people who know her and saved a lot of time,’ Trump said. ‘She was a “backbencher” in the White House and is now a nobody again. We put her out there to face the public as little as possible,’ he added.
Trump’s statement was seemingly prompted by comments Farah made to CNN on Saturday, when she told anchor Pamela Brown that the ex-president previously admitted to her that he lost the 2020 presidential election.
Former President Donald Trump (right) went after his former communications director Alyssa Farah (left) in a statement Monday, calling her a ‘backbencher’ who was ‘terrible’ when she recently guest hosted The View.
Trump’s statement was seemingly prompted by comments Alyssa Farah made to CNN on Saturday, when she told anchor Pamela Brown that the ex-president previously admitted to her that he lost the 2020 presidential election
Farah added that it was ‘scary’ that Trump’s aides and allies were able to change his mind.
In the statement Monday, Trump denied this was the case.
‘By the way, as soon as the Crime of the Century happened on November 3rd, I knew the Election was Rigged and Stolen, and never changed my view on that one bit. I did not go soft on the “Real” Big Lie, the Election Scam, and never will,’ Trump said.
‘Backbencher said I told her I lost the Election—never did,’ the former president continued. ‘I virtually never even spoke to Farah (it’s like she didn’t even exist in the White House).’
‘Anybody who ever says that I thought the Election was legit, even for a moment, is wrong. All you have to do is look at the thousands of pages of documents and evidence – which continues to mount,’ Trump falsely claimed.
Trump pushed that Farah was lying about their conversation for money.
‘It’s amazing how these people leave with respect and adoration for me and others in the White House, but as soon as CNN or other cameras get shoved in their face, or the losers from the The View ask a question, or money gets thrown at them, or someone writes a fake book, inglorious lightweights like Farah change so quickly,’ Trump said. ‘I watched this clown on television saying exactly what they wanted her to say and I watched the lies. Was she paid by low-ratings CNN?’ he mused.
To conclude the statement, Trump said that Farah sent him a ‘very nice letter’ once he told her to ‘hit the road’ at the tail end of his administration.
Alyssa Farah was a guest host on The View in early October. In his statement today, Trump said she was ‘terrible’ on the talk show
The letter, Trump said, stated that ‘working for “Trump” was “the honor of a lifetime” and she was “deeply proud of the incredible things we were able to accomplish to make our country stronger, safe and more secure.”‘
‘Show the rest of the letter Alyssa, and expalin why you wrote it!’ the ex-president demanded.
Farah told CNN in a Saturday interview ‘honesty, I’m not sure’ if Trump believes now that he legitimately lost the election to President Joe Biden.
‘I know he wants to protect his ego at all costs,’ CNN anchor Pamela Brown said to Farah. ‘But Trump has to know he lost because I remember at the time reporting, talking to folks in the White House saying, “Yeah, he knows he lost, he’s just coming around to it.”‘
‘He knew,’ Farah admitted. ‘He told me shortly after that he knew he lost.’
She added: ‘But then, you know, folks got around him, they got information in front of him and I think his mind genuinely might have been changed about that and that’s scary because he did lose.’
‘And the facts are out there and they’ve lost every court case, they’ve had countless times to prove any sort of fraud and haven’t been able to. So it is actually kind of more scary that he believes it.’
Farah served as the White House director of strategic communications for eight months under Trump, serving in several other administration roles before that including as then-Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary for two years and the Pentagon press secretary for seven months before coming back to the White House.
She quit Trump’s comms team just one month before he vacated office and after the president – along with his lawyer at the time, Rudy Giuliani – launched several legal challenges over the outcome of the presidential election.
A month after Farah quit, Trump held his infamous rally in front of the White House on January 6 – the day Congress moved to certify the election for Biden and a trove of Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol to stop them from doing so.
Farah was quick to turn on her old boss following the attack.
The day before the Capitol riot, Farah publicly condemned Trump supporters for harassing Sen. Mitt Romney and immediately denounced the attack after it happened.
On January 8, 2021 she blamed Trump for inciting the insurrection and suggested that he should resign as the House moved to impeach the outgoing president for the second time of his administration.
Trump hasn’t given up on his claims of election fraud and insisting at every rally since he’s left office that Democrats cheated by using widespread mail-in ballot provisions to rig the election for Biden.
The former president has tried to block the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack from obtaining White House documents from when he was president and has tried to prevent them from subpoenaing his former aides by claiming executive privilege.
On Sunday morning, Trump sent out a statement questioning why Congress isn’t investigating Black Lives Matter rioters and election fraud rather than focusing on probing the January 6 attack.
‘Why aren’t they investigating the people and states who cheated on the election causing the protest of January 6th?’ the ex-president sent in a statement from his Save America political action committee. ‘Why aren’t they investigating the people who ruthlessly and violently burned down and took over Democrat-run cities, beating and murdering people along the way?’
He continued: ‘Instead they are viciously investigating those who protested the November 3rd Presidential Election, the Crime of the Century. No investigations on Election Fraud, but if anybody was near the Capitol waving an American flag, they’ve had nothing but trouble.’
‘American Patriots are not going to allow this subversion of justice to continue, including the use of prosecutors, local, state, and federal, to torment and destroy innocent people. All this, while our Country is going to hell!’