Former Attorney General Bill Barr railed against former President Donald Trump’s “obnoxious” behavior on Sunday telling NBC’s “Meet the Press,” that he was “surprised” Trump didn’t lose the presidential election by more votes in 2020.
“I think he actually, at the time of the election, thought he won the election,” Barr said. “If there was a plan to stay in office, it’s something that materialized after the election. I saw no sign of a plan before the election to stay in office regardless of the outcome.”
Trump has a habit of crying foul, host Chuck Todd argued.
“He was sowing the seeds for four years. He accused Ted Cruz of cheating in the caucuses the first time he appeared on any sort of ballot here,” Todd said. “Is this a pattern to practice?”
“It was the same thing in 2016 on both sides,” Barr continued. “I felt for a long time he was going to lose the election. I went in in April and told him I thought he was going to lose the election. His personal behavior, obnoxious behavior, was turning voters away, and I felt he was going to lose. I was actually surprised it was as close as it was.”
President Trump won more votes than any US President in history in 2020. Brandon mysteriously ‘won’ days after the election as Democrats continued to carry in ballots to the polling places and lock Republicans out of the counting rooms.
While multiple states engaged openly in vote fraud in 2020 and jurisdictions unconstitutionally removed checks against voter fraud and ballot harvesting, Barr devotes his new 600-page book, “One Damn Thing After Another,” to double down on his claim that the election was untainted by fraud.
Trump could’ve beaten Brandon if he had “just exercised a modicum of self-restraint, moderating even a little of his pettiness,” Barr argues in the book, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The former attorney general also urges Republicans to consider “an impressive array of younger candidates” rather than Trump, who shares the former president’s agenda but not his “erratic personal behavior.”
Trump has “shown he has neither the temperament nor persuasive powers to provide the kind of positive leadership that is needed,” Barr writes.
The backstabbing lawyer, who served from February 2019 to December 2020, also recounts an argument with Trump in the Oval Office on Dec. 1, 2020, moments after he publicly stated that there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could reverse Brandon’s victory.
“This is killing me — killing me. This is pulling the rug right out from under me,’” Trump allegedly warned Barr, according to the book. “He stopped for a moment and then said, ‘You must hate Trump. You would only do this if you hate Trump.’”
Barr claims he assured Trump that he had “sacrificed a lot personally to come in to help you when I thought you were being wronged,” but refused to use the Justice Department to verify controversy surrounding the election fraud.