Former White House communications director Alyssa Farah told CNN’s Pamela Brown on Saturday that shortly after the 2020 election Donald Trump told her that he believed Joe Biden was the legitimate winner.
“He told me shortly after that he knew he lost, but then folks got around him,” she said. “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.”
The Monday after Farah’s interview, Trump released a statement attacking her, calling her a “clown,” a “nobody” and an “inglorious lightweight.”
“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’s statement read.
I see I have honeymoon well wishes from my former boss! Too kind! 🙃
— Alyssa Farah Griffin (@Alyssafarah) November 15, 2021
As of this writing, Trump’s statement appears to have been removed from his website.