Barr has double crossed Trump again.
According to a statement made by Former Attorney General Bill Barr, he described former President Donald Trump as the weakest 2024 presidential candidate. He further went on to predict that Trump will eventually be defeated by President Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential race.
In transcript provided by Fox, Barr stated, “I think ultimately the savvy Democratic strategists know [the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office probe] is going to help Trump, and they want him to be the nominee because he is the weakest of the Republican candidates, the most likely to lose again to Biden.”
Following the indictment of former President Donald Trump on March 30 as part of the Manhattan District Attorney’s ongoing probe into alleged hush-money payments during the 2016 election, he pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree in a New York City courtroom. Barr’s remarks came the week after this development, with Trump still being viewed as a top contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
Barr then added, “I don’t think anything’s going to happen before a nomination is made and even perhaps until the election, the 2024 election. This stuff is going to drag out through ’24, and it’s going to stymie and disrupt the whole Republican primary process.”
“I also think, though, as far as the general election is concerned, it will gravely weaken Trump. He’s already, I think, a weak candidate that would lose, but I think this sort of assures it,” Barr added.
Barr stood by his previous assertions regarding the Manhattan case, maintaining that it lacks merit and referring to it as “transparently an abuse of prosecutorial power” intended to serve political motives. He further labeled it as an unjust case.
In addition to his comments about the Manhattan case, Barr expressed particular concern about the Mar-a-Lago document case, noting that he believes Trump’s own “reckless and self-destructive behavior” has led him into a difficult situation. Barr went on to suggest that this case could be the one to watch in terms of potential legal consequences for the former president.