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The tactic of former Trump officials to disavow the 45th U.S. President in exchange for fame, money, multi-million dollar book deals, cable news slots, and overall mainstream validation from non-conservative circles has happened so much that it is becoming a little too predictable. The selection of Alyssa Farah as Meghan McCain’s replacement as the conservative voice for ABC’s The View is yet another example of individuals reaching notoriety by positing themselves as Trump allies but then proceeding to bash Trump and those who continue to support him–when he is no longer convenient to your self-interests.
How to Whitewash One’s Reputation?
From Stephanie Grisham (the embattled former White House Press Secretary), Omarosa (the infamous Apprentice star), Michael Cohen (the fraudster Trump attorney), Miles Taylor, (A.K.A. Anonymous and former Trump DHS aide), and way too many others. The authors, as The Guardian’s Arwa Mahdawi correctly said in 2021, crave popularity, and most importantly they “need to whitewash their reputations.” While former President Trump received an unprecedented number of votes in both the 2016 and 2020 elections, the mainstream media, Hollywood, and the vast majority of cable networks despised the president and worked diligently to tarnish his reputation and everyone who voiced support for him.
If one wants to be accepted by this mainstream conglomerate, the quickest and easiest way is to first renounce Trump, pretend that you never supported him, and boom. Lucrative book deals would be flying your way, CNN and MSNBC would fight each other to have you on their cable news, and your reputation would be back.
It is that easy.
The most hilarious part of it all is that the mainstream media would embrace you as one of their own, as long as you promise to always speak ill of Trump.
What If One Refuses to Disown Trump?
All hope is not lost if one refuses to shift gear and sell your soul to the mainstream media as there appears to be plenty of opportunities in Trump’s world. There is the Save America PAC (which has more cash than the GOP and DNC combined), the America First Policy Institute, OANN, Newsmax, and Fox News.
But these sites aren’t ABC News or CNN. Alyssa Farah knew this. She reached for the stars. And she won. The National Review’s Nate Hochman brilliantly broke down fame-hungry Farah’s moral shift in politics.
Vanity Fair may have called her “America’s household conservative,” but in reality, Farah is just another Trump official who benefited from the Trump name while he was in office and now seeks to position herself as a morally superior conservative in the mainstream by bashing the man who made them known. The truth is that Alyssa Farah is yet another sell-out who offers little to no thought-provoking commentary and probably offers no real conservative insight into fixing America’s problems.
Catch up with her and Ana Navarro and non-original anti-Trump talking points on The View. Let me know how she does because I know for a fact that I won’t be watching.
Luis Cornelio is the English Editor-in-Chief at El American. After graduating cum laude from the Colin Powell School for Civil and Global Leadership, he went on to intern at the Heritage Foundation. Most recently he served on President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, writing research articles on topics including law and order, immigration, and the Supreme Court. He also currently works as the Director of Communications for Got Freedom and researcher for the election integrity watchdog Amistad Project. A Dominican-American, he was granted U.S. citizenship in February 2020.
// Luis Cornelio es el English Editor-in-Chief de El American. Después de graduarse cum laude de la Escuela Colin Powell de Liderazgo Civil y Global, pasó a ser pasante de la Heritage Foundation. Recientemente, participó en la campaña de reelección del presidente Donald Trump escribiendo artículos de investigación sobre temas como la ley y el orden, la inmigración y la Corte Suprema. Actualmente trabaja como director de Comunicaciones de Got Freedom y es investigador para el grupo de integridad electoral, el Amistad Project. Un dominicano-americano, se le otorgó la ciudadanía americana en febrero de 2020.