Former White House staff Alyssa Farah hosted “The View” on Monday morning, and hosts wereted no time asking her why she worked under the Trump administration, comparing her to the men of iconic hand from the “Star Wars” universe.
Moderator Whoopi Goldberg first looked at the end of Farah’s tenure in the White House, asking what ultimately convinced her to hand in her resignation late last year. But before Farah could respond to what ended it, she started at the beginning and explained how she came to serve in Trump’s White House.
“We were hearing that we were going to have one Pearl Harbor a day, loss of life,” said Farah. “And I thought if there was something I could do to help, even marginally, I couldn’t say no.”
But even with those good intentions, host Sunny Hostin insisted to Farah that she and the American public had already seen four years of Trump’s actions.
“I have to say, when I think about it, you’re joining in April 2020. It’s been four years,” Hostin said. “We know who he was. How are you doing that?”
To this, Farah first made it clear that when she entered the White House, she was not working directly for Trump. As then-Vice President Pence’s press secretary, Farah noted that she was working “indirectly” for Trump. Still, Hostin took a moment to stop it.
“Well, you don’t work for Darth Vader, but you are a stormtrooper,” the host said bluntly. Farah admittedly laughed at that and admitted it was well worded.
“I had no illusions about the man Donald Trump was,” said Farah. “I just, my general point of view was ‘If it’s not me, then who?’ I don’t think it would have been a good thing to have a federal government, for four years once Donald Trump was the Commander-in-Chief, made up of Steve Bannons, or Steve Bannon miniatures.
Farah finally answered Whoopi’s original question about what ultimately drove her to resign, citing the lies surrounding the 2020 election results.
You can watch the full segment of “The View” in the video above.