Former Attorney General Bill Barr said Friday that former President Donald Trump’s presidency would be a “horror show” if he were re-elected because his former boss lacks the “discipline” as well as the “ability for strategic thinking” needed to get things done.
“It is a horror show, you know, when… he’s left to his own devices,” Barr said in remarks at the City Club of Cleveland in Ohio on Friday.
“If you believe in his policies, what he’s advertising is his policies, he’s the last person who could actually execute them and achieve them,” Barr said to a reporter who asked if Trump is fit to be president again.
The reporter noted that some voters say they want Trump re-elected for his policies and are willing to overlook his mistakes as president in his last term.
“He does not have the discipline,” Barr replied. “He does not have the ability for strategic thinking and linear thinking or setting priorities or how to get things done in the system.”
“And, and so you may want his policies. But Trump will not deliver Trump policies,” Barr said.
“He will deliver chaos, and if anything lead to a backlash that will set his policies much further back than they otherwise would be.”
According to recent Fox News polling, Trump is the favored candidate for the Republicans in 2024, even ahead of popular Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has yet to announce his candidacy but is widely rumored to be considering a run.
Barr served as attorney general under Trump from 2019 to 2020. He was also attorney general during the George H. W. Bush administration.
Barr, by the way, opposed Trump’s indictment, so he cannot be dismissed as a NeverTrumper.
What about Trump’s 2020 and 2024 opponent? Erick Erickson:
Joe Biden earned an all-time-low 36% approval rating in a disastrous new poll from ABC. Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis, the top two Republican primary challengers, both beat Biden by 7 points in individual match-ups according to the survey. To add insult to injury, only 36% of Democrats want to renominate Biden while 58% want someone else at the top of the ticket.
Bad to worse: In a theoretical matchup between Biden and Trump, Biden trails Trump by nine points among independent voters despite beating Trump by 13 points among the same group in 2020. After Biden won the African American vote by 75% in 2020, the same group only supports Biden by 35% today.
Mentally fit: A shocking 69% of independents and 1 in 5 Democrats said Biden lacks the cognitive clarity to be President. Overall, 32% of those surveyed said Biden has the mental sharpness to be President, down from 51% three years ago.