‘Can I Just Real Quick Be Really Mean?’: Former ESPN Host Sage Steele Tears Into ‘Opportunist’ Alyssa Farah Griffin

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Former ESPN host Sage Steele tore into “The View” co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, calling the former White House Communications Director under Trump an “opportunist” Wednesday.

Griffin told the Democratic Party Tuesday to “start fighting harder” because “time is running out” and presumptive 2024 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump may have “a chance” at defeating President Joe Biden in the 2024 election. Steele and “Gutfeld!” panelists weighed in on “The View” co-host’s remarks, and the former ESPN host commented that “this is the first time” the Democratic Party does not have an obvious successor beyond Biden.

“I think it’s the first time, at least what, in the last 20 years, where there hasn’t been, ‘Okay, if not this, then this person.’ There’s silence,” Steele said. “I don’t recall the last time that happened on the Democrat side.”

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld added that Democrats urge voters “imagine” Trump as unfit for office as they “create these kind of amorphous, dystopian what-ifs” about the “end” of “democracy.” In contrast, Gutfeld said voters “don’t have to imagine Joe Biden.”

Steele brought the conversation back to Griffin, prefacing that she was going to “be really mean” for a moment. (RELATED: ‘Didn’t Expect You To Be The Smartest Professional Athlete’: Danica Patrick Tells Tucker Why Some Are ‘Very Triggered’)

“Can I just real quick be really mean? I need, I need to,” Steele began. “I don’t wanna give Alyssa too much credit because how often have we been able to say she’s right? She worked for the Trump White House. Her entire career is because of the Trump White House, and she was behind everybody there, and then all of a sudden he loses the election and what does she do? She jumps to CNN and now to The View.”

“She’s an opportunist,” Steele continued. “And so, that’s it, you’re one and done.”

Steele alleged that she was suspended from ESPN in Oct. 2021 for her public criticism of the company’s “scary” COVID-19 vaccination employee mandate and comments about former President Barack Obama, NBC News reported. She announced her departure from ESPN after her lawsuit against the Disney-owned network reached a settlement in Aug, 2023.