Former Attorney General William Barr is adamant former President Donald Trump is not the right candidate for 2024, as his “obviously bent on revenge more than anything else.”
During an interview with CBS News’ Catherine Herridge on Friday (August 5), Barr said he views 2024 as “setting up another 1980” when former President Ronald Reagan won two terms and was followed by one-term President George H. Bush. He noted this sequence is what would “make America great again” as it would be a “decisive victory and the reaction to the excesses of the progressive Democrats.”
Barr stressed his belief that 12 years of Republican leadership could be kickstarted in 2020 hut expressed doubts about Trump serving as the GOP candidate because “The day he’s elected, he’ll be a 78-year-old lame duck who is obviously bent on revenge more than anything else.”
Although the former President hasn’t officially announced his 2024 Presidential bid he has publicly flirted with the idea on numerous occasions, going as far as making hunting about it a common feature in his rallies.
Barr’s recent comments about Trump being unfit to seek a second term come after he made similar disparaging remarks about the former President in an NBC News interview where he revealed Trump had become enraged when he would say there was no voter fraud.
Following the remarks Barr made at NBC had angered Trump, the former President criticized Barr for being “ineffective” and “weak” when dealing with Trump’s claims of election fraud.
In a statement released back in March, Trump said Barr “wouldn’t know voter fraud if it was staring him in the face – and it was.”
He continued, “The fact is, he was weak, ineffective, and totally scared of being impeached, which the Democrats were constantly threatening to do. They ‘broke’ him.”