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Trump will ‘burn down the GOP’ with his ‘penchant for chaos’: AG Bill Barr calls for new leadership

Former Attorney General Bill Barr criticized Donald Trump as “less able to unite” the Republican Party and “more likely to lose the general election” in 2024 after the former president announced a third run for president.

“It is painfully clear from his record in both the 2020 election and the 2022 midterm elections that Donald Trump is not capable of forging this winning coalition or achieving the requisite decisive and lasting victory,” Barr wrote in a statement. opinion piece for Bari Weiss’s Common Sense post titled ‘Trump Will Burn Down the GOP’. It is time for new leadership.’

Barr spent years acting as Trump’s attack dog from the Justice Department, but his relationship with the former president soured when he came out and said publicly there was no evidence of fraud in the 2020 election.

Barr resigned from his post shortly before Christmas 2020, just weeks before the end of Trump’s term. He described a series of heated confrontations with the former president in his memoir this year, “One damn thing after another.”

“Among the current crop of potential candidates, Trump is the person least capable of uniting the party and the one most likely to lose the general election,” Barr wrote.

Bill Barr slammed Donald Trump as ‘less capable of uniting’ the Republican Party and ‘more likely to lose the general election’ in 2024 after the former president announced a third run for president

Barr spent years acting as Trump’s attack dog from the Justice Department, but his relationship with the former president soured when he came out and said publicly there was no evidence of fraud in the 2020 election.

“Trump’s extraordinarily divisive actions since he lost in 2020 are not those of someone capable of leading a party, let alone a country,” Barr wrote. “Immediately after his defeat, he treacherously sabotaged the Republican Party’s efforts to retain seats in the Georgia Senate. The poor performance of the Republican Party in the recent midterm elections was due in large part to Trump’s antics.”

Barr unleashed a list of Trump missteps, including attacking popular Republican governors of Maryland, New Hampshire and Arizona “to discourage them from running for Senate seats they could have won.”

‘He supported weak candidates for key Senate and House seats based solely on his agreement with his “stolen election” claims. And after foisting these candidates on the Republican Party, he failed to provide them with adequate financial support, largely sitting on a massive war chest of cash raised from small dollar donors.’

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Barr said Trump’s policy goals were “generally sound” but that he “brought his demolition style to the task of running the nation.”

“He did not temper his disturbance and his penchant for chaos,” Barr said, adding that the former president’s controllers steered him away from bad ideas.

“When he obsessed over bad ideas or wanted to take things too far, it took a great deal of maneuvering from his senior staff and cabinet secretaries to keep him on track.”

The former attorney general is part of a growing coalition of Republicans publicly opposed to Trump’s 2024 announcement.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked Mick Mulvaney, a former loyal Trump adviser who served as his chief of staff from January 2019 to March 2020, last week if he thought Trump’s announcement was good for the party.

“No, I don’t,” Mulvaney said. ‘Because I think he’s the only Republican he could lose.

“If he wins in 2024, he is now the nominee, probably the Republican nominee. Can he be beaten head to head by Ron DeSantis or Tim Scott? Of course.

‘But it’s not going to be a head-to-head race. There will be five or six other people in the race and he’ll get the 35 percent who actually support him and under the winner-take-all primary system, he’ll be the nominee.’

Mike Pence was one of the biggest names to criticize Trump’s decision, with the former vice president saying yesterday: “I think we’ll have better options.”

Asa Hutchinson, the governor of Arkansas, agreed, saying, “Trump is right about Biden’s failures, but his self-congratulatory, anger-promoting message hasn’t changed.” It didn’t work in 2022 and it won’t work in 2024. There are better options.’

Chris Christie, a former Trump adviser and governor of New Jersey, said voters had clearly “rejected crazy” at the polls multiple times after MAGA candidates suffered stunning losses in the midterms.

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu added: ‘He’s doing it from a defensive place, out of his own opportunity and weakness. So he’s announcing that he’s running for president at a low point in his political career. I don’t know how that’s going to work, man.

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