November 26, 2022

Bill Barr Says “Trump Will Burn Down the GOP”

1789: 1st national Thanksgiving in America.

Bill Barr, who served as Attorney General during the Trump administration, called for “new leadership” in the Republican Party, warning that former President Donald Trump “will burn down the GOP.”

Barr penned a scathing op-ed for the Substack publication Common Sense, entitled “Bill Barr: Trump Will Burn Down the GOP. Time for New Leadership.”

The former AG noted Trump’s qualities that he had admired, including “the clear and direct way he staked out a position and his willingness to state unpleasant truths that many were afraid to say.”

“Above all, Trump had accurately diagnosed, and given voice to, the deep frustration of many middle-class and working-class Americans who were fed up with the excesses of progressive Democrats; the shameless partisanship of the mainstream media; and the smug condescension of elites who had mismanaged the country, sold them out, and appeared content to preside over the decline of America,” Barr wrote.

However, Barr wrote that Trump “lacks the qualities essential to achieving the kind of unity and broad election victory in 2024 so necessary if we are to right our listing republic. It is time for new leadership.”

Barr cited Trump’s “wrecking-ball style” as president. “He did not temper his disruptiveness and penchant for chaos,” Barr wrote. “He yielded to his impulse for pettiness and pointless nastiness; got drawn into infantile name-calling spats; and, in his press conferences, made everything about himself.”

Barr wrote that “the defining feature of our political landscape continues to be the sharp leftward lurch of the Democratic [P]arty” which “opens up a historic opportunity for the GOP—the opportunity to revive something like the old Reagan coalition: a combination of Republican-leaning, college-educated suburbanites; culturally conservative working-class voters; and even some classical liberals who are repulsed by the left’s authoritarianism.”

Barr concluded his piece with the following:

Trump’s willingness to destroy the party if he does not get his way is not based on principle, but on his own supreme narcissism. His egoism makes him unable to think of a political party as anything but an extension of himself—a cult of personality.

Trump is due credit for stopping progressives’ momentum and achieving important policy successes during his administration. But he does not have the qualities required to win the kind of broad, durable victory I see as necessary to restore America. It is time for the 45th president to step aside.

Trump hit back at Barr, calling him “a disgrace to the Republican Party” and the United States.

“Weak RINO Bill Barr always caved to the Dems, and is a disgrace to the Republican Party, and our Nation,” Trump wrote in a post on his Truth Social account.

“Sloppy Bill Barr was a weak and ineffective Attorney General who was fired (he didn’t quit!), and now he’s nothing more than a disgruntled former ’employee,'” Trump wrote.

Sources: Mediaite | Common Sense | The Independent

15 comments on Bill Barr Says “Trump Will Burn Down the GOP”

  1. Dwayne Oxford says:

    Barr is TRASH, the RINO gin GOP/RNC NEEDS burnt/tore down for a Conservative re-start..

    1. VON says:


    2. Tim says:

      honest lawyer or honest FIB agent are oxymoron’s

  2. JoAnn Leichliter says:

    Bill Barr was never a “Trump ally “

  3. Anything would be better than idiot Biden. I’d take deSantis in a heartbeat.

  4. Combat Boots says:

    Well I certainly HOPE so! Dump RINO’s and take back the strength and power of the GOP. Only Trump has the courage to do that.

  5. John E Hill says:

    I’m glad that Barr found out what Trump is. It may been to late what Trump has done on January 06, 2022. I just hope that Trump won’t be President for 2026 if he do win the United States will be destroyed forever.

    1. bob says:

      Spoken like a true brainwashed liberal puppet !!! Back in the basement with you puppet !!

  6. Tom Clark says:

    . Barr is right. I voted for Trump twice, but I don’t want to be put in that position again. Ron is the man.

    1. Tim says:

      Ron needs to stay in Florida, show the other idiots how it is done (supporting the taxpayers)(saying no to the stupidity)

  7. Darren C137 says:

    Just wondering about some of you that gave the opinion of Trump staying out.
    So let me understand, if DeSantis runs and and wins and we here nothing but controversy about him for the next 4 years
    that means he should not have ran or ever run again no mater what he does? That make him a bad choice? Since when do we give a Dam about
    how the opposing party feels about a member of the GOP. As a Republican, you either know he can do the job or not.
    DeSantis is a fine person and a quality candidate for the job. But keep you eye on the ball.

  8. John says:

    Barr was there 100% as a RINO only to hinder and stop Trump.
    This however does not speak well for Trump who said “we” will have only the BEST PEOPLE working for us! Trump was only batting about 10% there. If even that.

  9. Lawrence says:

    Trump has always been about nothing but TRUMP. He only says things that he thinks the American people will believe. He promised to make America Great but instead was successful in alienated the people as well as some of our alliance countries. I agree with Bill Barr that if Trump is reelected it will be worse than when he was President before.

  10. Jim says:

    Bill Barr was a ‘Deep State’ plant inserted into the Trump White House in an attempt to ‘control’ Trump and get insider strategy information. He did not have Trump’s, nor ‘We the People’ best interests in mind. Barr was and is a Washington insider and part of the ‘Establishment’ that resented Trump coming in an ‘upsetting the apple cart’ of the ruling elite’s status quo. Trump deserves another term. He was a good President for America. Look where we are now.

  11. Kenneth says:

    Barr is now worthless and so myopic he can’t see the GOP has struck the match to burn itself down. And is daily adding fuel. There are so few Republicans worthy of the affiliation it’s obvious that we now need a third party.
    The worry has always been that a third party would weaken the Republican Party. I submit that our Republican Party is so full of Quislings now that a third party would only serve to identify real Americans who believe in the Constitution.
    It goes without saying the democrat party is the Rosenbergs to the republicans’ Quislings.

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