On Sunday, former Attorney General Bill Barr claimed that former President Trump is the GOP presidential candidate “most likely” to lose in a hypothetical race in 2024 against President Biden.
Barr during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” discussed the charges brought against Trump in a New York City Hush money case, pointing out that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s (D) decision to not have a lot of transparency about the case most likely means that it is a weak case.
He further added that this could potentially be good for both the Democrats and Biden if he seeks reelection. As he noted “the savvy Democratic strategists” are aware of how the case could potentially benefit Trump, whom they want to see as the Republican nominee because he is the “most likely to lose again to Biden.”
Trump is the first U.S. President, either current or former, to be facing criminal charges. On Tuesday he pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. Since his indictment, Trump raised $4 million within 24 hours, through donations and a T-shirt with a fake mugshot of his.
Barr, who served as Trump’s attorney general from 2019 to 2020, also claimed that the case against Trump is not as significant as some of the other legal troubles that the former President is facing, especially as he is currently under a federal investigation relating to his handling of classified documents. Barr claimed that Bragg’s case is “unjust,” and “an abuse of prosecutorial power.”