Barr: Trump Displayed ‘Unsettling Detachment from Reality’ after Election Loss
'He was livid and shaking and showed a lot of temper'
Former Attorney General Bill Barr has claimed that President Donald Trump showed “detachment from reality” after losing the 2020 presidential election.
On Tuesday on FNC’s “Special Report,” anchor Bret Baier asked:
“What do you think was the most alarming or unsettling moment for you in the administration?”
“It was certainly unsettling when I went in to talk to the president about the election, and he was livid and shaking and showed a lot of temper and yelling," Barr said.
“That was a little unsettling.”
“The other thing that was unsettling was later when I went in to actually give him my letter of resignation, he started talking about he won the election, the machines are rigged, and he was going to be there another term, and he was very confident of that," he said.
“And I just felt that this showed a detachment from reality that was stunning to me,” Barr added.
“He was willing to accept anything no matter how fanciful as long as it didn’t make him a loser in the election.”
When asked what he would say to Trump supporters, Barr said:
“I say the truth is important, and the truth is he lost the election.”
Despite this, Barr said he would vote for Trump in 2024.
“I believe that the greatest threat to the country is the progressive agenda being pushed by the Democratic Party. "
“It’s inconceivable to me that I wouldn’t vote for the Republican nominee.”
Trump blasted Barr in a letter to NBC News anchor Lester Holt over the weekend.
“I made many great appointments during my administration, and we accomplished more than most administrations could even dream of, but Bill Barr was not one of my better picks,” the former president wrote.
“He crumbled under pressure and bowed to the Radical Left — and that is no[t] acceptable.”
“Now he is groveling for the media, hoping to gain acceptance that he doesn’t deserve.”