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Barr says Trump ‘lost his grip’ in forthcoming memoir

Former Attorney General William Barr writes in his forthcoming memoir that former President Trump “lost his grip” after the 2020 presidential election, also urging the Republican Party to find a different candidate for 2024, The New York Times reported

In his new memoir, “One Damn Thing After Another: Memoirs of an Attorney General,” Barr repeatedly knocks Trump, whom he fell out with amid the former president’s claims of election fraud.

“He stopped listening to his advisers, became manic and unreasonable, and was off the rails,” Barr writes in his memoir, per the Times. “He surrounded himself with sycophants, including many whack jobs from outside the government, who fed him a steady diet of comforting but unsupported conspiracy theories.”

Barr also urges GOP leaders to pick someone else to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2024, calling another potential Trump campaign “dismaying,” according to the Times. 

“Donald Trump has shown he has neither the temperament nor persuasive powers to provide the kind of positive leadership that is needed,” Barr writes.

Barr also wrote that Trump became furious with his attorney general during a December 2020 meeting, after the Department of Justice found nothing to support Trump’s election fraud claims.

Trump reportedly accused Barr of “pulling the rug out from under me.” When Barr tried to explain why various claims of a election fraud were unfounded and offered to resign from his position, Trump slammed the table and yelled “accepted!” the former AG wrote.

In a statement last June, Trump referred to his former attorney general as a “swamp creature” after he called Trump’s election claims “bullshit” in a book authored by ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl.

“Barr was a ‘swamp creature’ who was devastated when the Radical Left wanted to impeach him,” Trump said at the time. “It takes a very strong and special person to go against the ‘mob’. Bill Barr was not that person.”

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