Since the early days of his administration, numerous staffers for former President Donald Trump have come out not only to denounce him and his agenda—but to warn of what would befall the country if Trump's doctrine was fully realized.
In a 2018 op-ed, an anonymous writer (who was later revealed to be Trump's former DHS official Miles Taylor) assured Americans that he was "part of the resistance" within Trump's administration. Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, warned against Trump's vindictiveness and selfishness during a hearing before the House Oversight Committee.
More recently, Trump's third White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, emphasized that Trump would focus entirely on revenge if ever in the White House again.
And last week, on The View, Trump's former communications director, Alyssa Farah, said that a Trump reelection would be a "nightmare scenario," continuing:
"There were things that [Trump] wanted to do when he was in power the first time that was well beyond the scope of what the US president should be able to do, but oftentimes it was simply the motivation of hoping to win reelection that kept him from doing things ... Whether it's weaponizing the justice department against political opponents, whether it's going after the free press, he would certainly be open to using the military for political reasons as well."
On Monday, Trump responded to Farah in a lengthy statement through his spokeswoman, Liz Harrington.
NEW!\n\nPresident Donald J. Trump:\n\n\u201cHeard that Alyssa Farah was terrible on The View\u2014they could have asked the people who know her and saved a lot of time. She was a \u201cbackbencher\u201d in the White House, and is now a nobody again. We put her out there to face the public as little as..pic.twitter.com/4LFDcWjnWo— Liz Harrington (@Liz Harrington) 1637003948
Trump wrote, in part:
"Heard that Alyssa Farah was terrible on The View—they could have asked the people who know her and saved a lot of time. 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. ... When we told Alyssa to 'hit the road,' she wrote a very nice letter stating 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, safer, and more secure.' Show the rest of the letter Alyssa, and explain why you wrote it!"
It wasn't long before Farah alluded to Trump's statement on Twitter.
I see I have honeymoon well wishes from my former boss! Too kind!— Alyssa Farah (@Alyssa Farah) 1637004045
The former President has a history of minimizing the influence of those embroiled in or calling out scandals within his orbit. When Michael Cohen turned on Trump and accused him of fraud, then-President Trump assured that Cohen, his self-described "fixer," handled only "'a tiny, tiny fraction" of his affairs.
When George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy advisor on Trump's campaign, was indicted for lying to the FBI, Trump insisted that he "never even talked to the guy."
And the list goes on.
It sure sounded like Trump was irate over someone he claimed not to respect.
What a sad, irrelevant, bitter, insignificant, old, bloated, impeached, orange, little man! Funny he took some time to waddle away from the pool and produce 3 vindictive paragraphs on a \u201cBackbencher!\u201d Time for Shuffleboard #Donald!https://twitter.com/reallizusa/status/1460326517947387914\u00a0\u2026— Patrick Griffin (@Patrick Griffin) 1637012297
Trump proving once again the he does not hire the best people.https://twitter.com/realLizUSA/status/1460326517947387914\u00a0\u2026— Richard W. (@Richard W.) 1637005954
\u201cWe put her out there to face the public as little as possible\u201d Donald J. Trump on @alyssafarah\n\n@FoxNews: https://twitter.com/reallizusa/status/1460326517947387914\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/2HU9Z4zbqO— Bad Fox Graphics (@Bad Fox Graphics) 1637005642
Former president of the United States totally doesn't care what his former press aide thinks about him everybodyhttps://twitter.com/realLizUSA/status/1460326517947387914\u00a0\u2026— Julian Pecquet (@Julian Pecquet) 1637004294
Trump has nothing but contempt for anyone who ever worked for him.https://twitter.com/reallizusa/status/1460326517947387914\u00a0\u2026— \u2b50\ufe0f Merrily vaccinated agnostic\u2b50\ufe0f (@\u2b50\ufe0f Merrily vaccinated agnostic\u2b50\ufe0f) 1637004155
Others want to know why Harrington, whose account is mostly used to issue Trump's statements in an evasion of his Twitter ban, is allowed to continue using her platform on the site.
Hey @Twitter You banned Trump, right? Ok...not a question. You banned Trump. Why the fuck is Liz Harrington still on here? https://t.co/KN5vcmkiIw
— @JacobDaab (@jacobdaab) November 15, 2021
@Twitter @TwitterSupport Why are these posts allowed since they are the posts of banned Donald J. Trump? #Twitter https://t.co/qGL8MUG3r8
— Ed xxxxxxx (Redacted) (@edlewusa) November 15, 2021
@Twitter @TwitterSafety @TwitterSupport \nPlease explain how @realLizUSA parroting @POTUS45 @realDonaldTrump is any different than @POTUS45 @realDonaldTrump saying it!\nIn essence @realLizUSA is bypassing the banning of @realDonaldTrump @POTUS45 !\nBan @realLizUSAhttps://twitter.com/realLizUSA/status/1460326517947387914\u00a0\u2026— Stephen R Hubbard \u270d (@Stephen R Hubbard \u270d) 1637013988
Hey @TwitterSupport HOW IS THIS NOT A VIOLATION???\n\nGet her off twitterhttps://twitter.com/realLizUSA/status/1460326517947387914\u00a0\u2026— Jack (@Jack) 1637006982
Trump continues to spew election lies on Twitter through Harrington's account.