Former Attorney General William Barr isn’t shying away from discussing his time serving the Trump administration.
The former AG who resigned in 2020 after breaking with Trump following the Jan. 6th Capitol riot and claims of election fraud told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie why Trump lost. While the former president maintains that widespread voter fraud is what cost him a second term in the Oval Office, Barr says that Trump’s inability to win over independent and Republican voters in the suburbs.
The Hill reports:
“If you look at the vote, the actual vote, and there’s no mystery as to why he lost,” Barr told co-anchor Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s “Today” show.
“He lost for the reason he was told for a whole year he was gonna lose, which is he alienated independent and Republican voters in the suburbs. That’s why he lost,” he added.
“First, all the examples that were thrown up very early were, you know, vaporware, there was nothing to them, they were, they were just false,” Barr said.
“Second, no evidence has come out since then,” he added.
Barr appeared on NBC’s “Today” show one day before his book, “One Damn Thing After Another: Memoirs of an Attorney General,” is set to publish.
However, despite Barr’s recent criticisms of the former President he hasn’t completely given up. Trump has strongly hinted at launching a third presidential campaign and Barr still would likely cast his vote for him but wouldn’t be too thrilled about it.
According to separate reports from The Hill:
“I certainly have made it clear, I don’t think he should be our nominee and I’m gonna support somebody else for the nomination,” Barr said.
Pressed by Guthrie on if he would support Trump should he receive the nod from the GOP, Barr said he could not imagine a scenario in which he did not support the Republican nominee. He said the progressive agenda is “the greatest threat” to the country.
“Because I believe that the greatest threat to the country is the progressive agenda being pushed by the Democratic Party, it’s inconceivable to me that I wouldn’t vote for the Republican nominee,” Barr said.
“So even if he lied about the election and threatened democracy as you write in your book, better than a Democrat,” Guthrie responded.
“It’s hard to project what the facts are gonna turn out to be three years hence, but as of now, it’s hard for me to conceive that I wouldn’t vote for the Republican nominee,” Barr added.