Bill Barr says Trump should NOT run for re-election in 2024: Former AG says Republicans can’t keep talking about last election and calls for party ‘civil war’ to usher in a ‘new era like Reagan did’ ‘
- The former attorney general said the 2024 presidential election needed a Republican who could usher in a new era like Ronald Reagan did in 1980
- He said focusing on the 2020 elections is not a winning strategy
- “If you believe in the MAGA agenda, we’ve already punched that other guy in the nose. How do we actually proceed to methodically restore the US?’
- Barr didn’t elaborate on who he thought the 2024 GOP contender should be
Donald Trump’s Attorney General Bill Barr said his former boss cannot handle the task of winning the 2024 “transformative” election and should not seek the presidency again.
The former attorney general said the 2024 presidential election needed a Republican who could usher in a new era like Ronald Reagan did in 1980, and said focusing on the 2020 election is not a winning strategy.
“I’m all for a new era. That’s what I’m about, restoring the greatness of this country. And the main threat is this progressive agenda. The only way to do that is not to talk about another election and continue this trench warfare, but instead hold a breakthrough election that will create and usher in an era like Reagan did,” Barr told the paper. Washington examiner.
“I don’t necessarily want to take a shot at Trump, but Trump is not that man,” he added.
“If you believe in the MAGA agenda, we’ve already punched that other guy in the nose. How do we actually proceed to methodically restore the United States?’ asked Barr.
Donald Trump’s Attorney General Bill Barr said his former boss is unable to win the ‘transformative’ 2024 election and should not run for president again
Barr, a longtime Trump acolyte, said his former boss fired him on the spot when he contested Trump’s allegation of voter fraud.
Barr said Republicans needed a broad and decisive victory. “And you don’t do that by starting a civil war in the party and calling anyone who doesn’t believe the election was stolen a RINO.”
The interview did not address who Barr felt would be best suited to serve as a GOP contender.
Recent polls have shown that Republicans would rather see Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at the top of the list than Trump.
A recent poll of Wisconsin GOP convention-goers found that more Republicans want DeSantis to be the nominee than Trump.
Looking at a potential field for 2024, 38 percent of congressmen wanted DeSantis, 32 percent preferred Trump and 7 percent wanted former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.
Unwilling to commit to challenging a former president, potential 2024 candidates have thus far been in limbo, waiting for Trump to somehow decide publicly whether he will run. Trump tested his status as a “kingmaker” within the party during a series of spring primaries that pitted Trump-backed candidates against some of his incumbent enemies who refused to deny the results of the 2020 election.
The country’s former top law enforcement official also said he believes Trump could easily win the 2020 election with just a “minor adjustment to his behavior.”
Barr, a longtime Trump acolyte, said his former boss fired him on the spot when he contested Trump’s election fraud claims.
For months, Barr has been promoting his recently released memoir, One Damn Thing After Another: Memoirs of An Attorney General.
In the Washington Examiner interview, Barr discussed topics ranging from how he found communion through sea squirts and his parents forcing him to drink a glass of Guinness every day as a child.
“I was a skinny kid, a picky eater, and I was walking to kindergarten one day, and I collapsed, I passed out. And so they took me to St. Luke’s Hospital, on the Upper West Side of New York,” Barr said.
Still, Barr this week called the Russia probe a “dirty” ploy and said there was “incendiary activity” in explosive new commentary while promoting a memoir writing that Trump “only cared about one thing: himself” during the election. of 2020 to nullify the effort.