Bill Barr said Democrats are deliberately emboldening Trump’s base by issuing an indictment to make sure he’s the 2024 GOP nominee “because he’s the weakest of the Republican candidates.”
- Former Attorney General Bill Barr said Democrats are bringing charges against Donald Trump as a way to boost his base
- So-called “smart Democratic strategists” want Trump to be the 2024 candidate
- “They want him to be the nominee because he’s the weakest of the Republican candidates and the most likely to lose again to Biden,” Barr said on Sunday.
Bill Barr said the Democrats’ goal is to use the judicial system to participate in the Republican primaries and make sure former President Donald Trump wins because they believe they can defeat him again in 2024.
Trump’s former attorney general said Sunday morning that the recent indictment against the former president and several other legal battles are a calculated attempt by progressives to bolster the MAGA rule.
A Manhattan grand jury moved late last month to indict Trump in the Stormy Daniels payment case — making him the first president to face indictment. Last week, the former president was arraigned in New York.
“The left has always spoken out about the ills of politicizing the criminal justice system, and I couldn’t agree more that this is a grave danger, and I’ve spoken out against it for decades,” Barr said during an interview on ABC News. Program of the week.
Former Attorney General Bill Barr said Democrats are bringing charges against Donald Trump as a way to bolster his base to make sure he’s the 2024 GOP nominee.
Barr claimed that “smart Democratic strategists know that this will help Trump, and they want him to be the candidate because he is the weakest among the Republican candidates, and the most likely to lose again to Biden.” Pictured: Trump supporters gathered in New York City during his impeachment last week
He continued, “This is unfortunate.” “This is a clear example of this kind of abuse.”
The former attorney general, who resigned after the 2020 presidential election but before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, said last year after Trump announced he would run in 2024 that it would be a “tragedy” if he became the Republican nominee.
Barr, 72, said last March, however, that he would still vote for Trump if he won the primary.
He said Trump’s impeachment “may achieve its goal, which is to get in the middle of the Republican primary process and turn it into a circus.”
And he added, “I think, at the end of the day, smart Democratic strategists know that this will help Trump, and they want him to be the candidate because he is the weakest of the Republican candidates, and he is most likely to lose again to Biden.”
The indictment and indictment against Trump have emboldened and galvanized his most loyal supporters.
He saw a surge in opinion polls among Republican voters after the indictment at the end of March.
Despite the charges coming out of a Manhattan grand jury, Trump appears to be unfazed. Pictured: The former boss attended a UFC event in Miami, Florida, on Saturday night and was met with raucous cheers
So far, Trump has three challengers in the primary race — his former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, biotech millionaire Vivek Ramaswamy, and former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson, who is running on a clear anti-Trump platform.
The most likely to be able to unseat Trump is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has yet to make an official announcement on whether he is running in the 2024 Republican primary.
He has always been right behind Trump in the polls, sometimes even ahead of the former president.
Despite being indicted last week, the former president appears unfazed. He attended a UFC fight in Miami on Saturday night with singer-songwriter Kid Rock and was met with a massive ovation in the red state he now calls home.