It is no secret that President Trump and former Attorney General Bill Barr were not soulmates. Their lack of chemistry was apparent, and I think Barr showed far more loyalty to Department of Justice bureaucrats than he did to the American people, the Constitution, or the man who hired him (see Bill Barr Leaves No Doubt After Profanity-Laced Exit From Trump Orbit). He allowed the bureaucracy to obscure the inner workings of the Russia Hoax. He dragged his feet on declassifying documents and seemingly appointed John Durham as Special Counsel at gunpoint. He allowed the perpetrators of the Russia Hoax to be coddled and protected instead of treating them at least as severely as January 6 protesters (January 6 Defendant Being Illegally Detained – Locked up More Than 80 Days With No Indictment).
Barr's new book is due out on Tuesday, but advance copies have been available for reviewers for longer, and the early reviews appeared last week. The book goes out of its way to make Barr look good and make Trump and the people around him appear to be buffoons as they fight to prevent having an election won by obviously fraudulent means being certified. The reviews I've read so far give the impression that this is Barr's efforts to tell the other elites that “I'm really not like those Trump supporters.”
Today, Barr gave a pre-publication interview to Savannah Guthrie on the Today show, and I think nearly everyone hearing it got a surprise.
Guthrie leads Barr through Trump's sins of commission and omission for about ten minutes, and then she hits him with the killer question, “Liz Cheney said he's not fit to serve and should not be ever near the Oval Office again. Do you agree with that?” (The video is queued to the quote.)
BARR: I certainly have made it clear I don't think he should be our nominee, and I'm going to support somebody else for the nomination.
GUTHRIE: But if he is the nominee and your choice is Trump or whoever is running on the Democratic side, would you vote for him?
BARR: Because 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.
GUTHRIE: Even if he lied about the election and threatened democracy, as you write in your book, he's better than a Democrat.
BARR: It's hard to project what the facts are going to turn out to be three years hence, but, as of now, it is hard to conceive I wouldn't vote for the Republican nominee.
Right now, Donald Trump has to be considered the frontrunner for the Republican nomination in 2024 if polls are to be believed. It is hard for Democrats and the left to wrap their heads around that fact. Their disbelief is easy to understand because they invested four, going on six, years of their lives in trashing the man and pushing a bullsh** story concocted by a Democrat opposition research company and laundered through the Clinton campaign and the FBI to the Democrat-controlled media to try to make it impossible for him to govern.
It is safe to say that a large number of Americans who don't like Trump feel exactly the same way that Barr does. They will not vote for Trump in the primaries. They dread the thought of a Trump candidacy and the election and the inevitable four years of a sh**storm to follow as Democrat heads explode and the bureaucracy throws everything, including the kitchen sink, at President Trump. But given a choice between a Trump presidency and four more years of sexual degeneracy paraded about as normal, stupid energy policy, hyperinflation, Critical Race Theory, transgenderism, defunding the police, mandatory vaccines, and facemasks, and rioting for fun and profit, a clear majority will cast their lot with President Trump.