New conservative voice Alyssa Farah Griffin turned to Elisabeth Hasselbeck for advice before ABC announced she’d join The View next month.
Hasselbeck, previous co-host of The View who represented conservative stances on issues, gave “very good advice” to Alyssa Farah Griffin, per People.
“I had a fabulous conversation with Elisabeth,” Griffin reportedly said. “I was a huge fan of hers; we’re both Christians, we’re both people of faith, and I watched her for so many years, so that was the dream person I wanted to talk to ahead of the announcement.”
Griffin is replacing Meghan McCain as the show’s conservative host starting next month. But as relayed by Suggest.com, Griffin isn’t exactly a popular choice. Fans have already threatened to boycott The View once the aide to former president Donald Trump takes her seat.
Hence Griffin’s conversation with Hasselbeck before ABC’s August 4 announcement of her as a new View co-host.
What Else Did Elisabeth Hasselbeck Tell Alyssa Farah Griffin?
Farrah Griffin divulged more of her conversation with Hasselbeck to People.
“She said, ‘Own your chair. You are not there just representing yourself, but [also] conservatives or right-of-center people, many in the middle of the country, who often feel like their voices aren’t heard. So [stand] firm in your convictions, but be gracious in your delivery,'” Farrah Griffin recalled. “And that is what I’m trying to do.”
While Griffin might already be drawing critics, View co-host Joy Behar recently offered praise over the selection in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“Alyssa has got a whole different personality. I think it will be smoother, frankly,” Behar said. “I think this girl is going to do very well — I call her girl because she’s only 32-years old.”
Along with Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, and Griffin, Sarah Haines and Sunny Hostin will be back on the ABC daytime hit. Hostin, in fact, recently agreed to a two-year deal, as we relayed last week.