Former Attorney General William Barr is in the middle of a media tour promoting his new anti-Trump book.
But no one expected to hear this.
And William Barr made this surprising admission about Donald Trump running for President.
In an interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, former Attorney General Barr claimed he did not plan to support Donald Trump for President in 2024 because of his conduct after the 2020 election.
“I was pretty content with the administration until the election…But after the election, he went off the rails,” Barr stated.
Barr claimed that Trump rejected anyone who told him there was no widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.
“He wouldn’t listen to anybody except a little coterie of sycophants who were telling him what he wanted to hear,” Barr added. “I think he did a lot of damage after the election, both with this idea that the election was stolen, and also by him rallying this group to Capitol Hill where the clear purpose was to intimidate the Vice President and Congress.”
Barr then engaged in back-and-forth with Guthrie, explaining that if Trump did win the GOP Presidential nomination he would vote for him over a Democrat even though he will support a different candidate in the Primary.
“I certainly have made it clear I don’t think he should be our nominee, and I’m gonna support somebody else,” Barr added.
“But if he is the nominee and your choice is Trump or whoever’s running on the Democratic side, would you vote for him?” Guthrie asked in response.
Since Barr believes that the socialist agenda of the Democrat Party is the greatest threat the country faces, he said he will vote for Trump over whoever the Democrats nominate.
“Because I believe 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 responded.
“So even if he lied about the election and threatened democracy…Better than a Democrat?” Guthrie followed up.
“As of now, it’s hard for me to conceive that I wouldn’t vote for the Republican nominee,” Barr shot back.
If Donald Trump runs for President in 2024, the overwhelming odds are that he will win the GOP nomination.
Former Attorney General Barr is not the only Trump-hater who said they would support him if he were the GOP nominee.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also made the same declaration.
Both Barr and McConnell’s comments show that as much as the GOP establishment makes noises about moving on from Donald Trump, that when push comes to shove, they understand that he is still the dominant force in the Republican Party.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.