An 'open secret': Ex -Trump advisor details former president’s disturbing behavior around young women

An 'open secret': Ex -Trump advisor details former president’s disturbing behavior around young women
President Donald Trump pauses during the 9/11 Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2017. During the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, 184 people were killed at the Pentagon. To the left is first lady Melania Trump, and to the right are Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford. (DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)

A former Trump White House adviser is shedding light on his questionable behavior toward young women who worked around him during his time in office.

According to The Daily Beast, Alyssa Farah Griffin — the former director of strategic communications for the Trump administration — is sharing her firsthand experience regarding things she'd personally seen during her time working in the West Wing.

Griffin, who now appears as a co-host on ABC's "The View," hopes her accounts will make other women think twice before working with Trump.

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“Listen, the man’s the former commander-in-chief, he’s currently far and away the Republican frontrunner for president, and I think the American public needs to know who Donald Trump is,” Griffin explained.

“I saw behavior and engagement with very young junior female staffers from the former president that made me uncomfortable,” she said.

In fact, Griffin even went a step further describing the former president's behavior as “an open secret, open discussion in the West Wing.”

She added, “The way I was brought up, the way that I’ve behaved professionally is it is my duty to report that. So I took it to my direct report, which was the then-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. He seemed very aware of the issue and said he was going to handle it.”

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According to Griffin, no one took action to address Trump's behavior. While she acknowledged that she couldn't “say that definitively,” she also emphasized that the former president does have a behavioral pattern.

“It’s a pattern. It was visible. It didn’t take a genius to see it. It was reported, I don’t know if it was handled, but this is a man who does not respect women,” she continued. “It’s a man who objectified women.”

Weighing in on the case involving E. Jean Carroll, Griffin suggested that the allegations were not surprising given the former president's alleged history of similar behavior.

“We’ve heard it in his own words countless times. And I thought it was important to state it yet again after the E. Jean Carroll decision, because he’s now been found liable by a jury of his peers for predatory behavior. And if I could help protect any woman who might think about working around him, think about being around him, I just wanted to share that.”

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