Trump didn’t hold back.
On Friday (March 4), former President Donald Trump slammed his former Attorney General Bill Barr for failing to act on the former President’s widely-debunked claims of voter fraud.
In the statement released Friday, Trump lashed out saying Barr wouldn’t be able to identify voter fraud “if it was staring him in the face – and it was.”
Trump continued, stating, “The fact is, he was weak, ineffective, and totally scared of being impeached, which the Democrats were constantly threatening to do. They ‘broke’ him.”
The former President also made it clear that he believed Barr failed to act on his claims or irregularities and election fraud in the 2020 election because Barr wanted to “save his own hide.”
Trump’s remarks follow an interview Barr did with NBC News, where he stated the former President was enraged after Barr told him no evidence existed that the 2020 election was rigged.
A claim that has been confirmed by both parties and by officials in critical swing states.
In the interview, Barr said he told Trump that everything to do with election fraud was “bulls***” and that “it was wrong to be shoveling it out the way his team was.” Barr revealed those statements enraged Trump, saying in the interview the former President became “very angry” about Barr’s comments.
Barr then revealed he offered to resign from the position following the interaction, which Trump accepted. However, Barr’s recounting of the events differs from what Trump has said about the incident. In Trump’s version, he requested Barr’s resignation.
But Trump’s backlash to Barr is unsurprising. In the 13 months since leaving office, Trump has continued to spread his belief that the 2020 election was rigged and contained mass voter fraud, despite a complete lack of evidence to support his claims.
He has also gone on to call out any Republican who criticizes him, labeling them a “RINO” a term that means “Republican in Name Only.”