FFormer Attorney General William Barr warned former President Donald Trump he would lose the 2020 election months before the contest because suburban voters saw him as a ‘fucking hole **’, book says forthcoming.
Barr told Trump in April 2020 that although his base “cares to see [former FBI Director James Comey] and the rest of these guys held accountable, “suburban voters” don’t care about your fucking grievances.
“In my opinion, this is not a grassroots election,” Barr told Trump, according to Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa wrote in Peril. “Your base is critical, and you will bring it out. And there are a lot of people out there, independents and Republicans in the suburbs of critical states, who think you’re a dump. ** They think you’re taking action. like an asshole, and you gotta, you gotta start taking it into account. “
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This characterization would have been shared by Trump’s successor. Entering the White House and observing Trump’s golf toys, including a wall-sized video screen allowing him to play virtual courses, President Joe Biden said: “What is it? that it’s a ** hole, “according to the book.
During the April 2020 conversation between Barr and Trump, when the attorney general told the president his “main problem” was that he thought he was “a fucking genius, politically,” Trump told Barr that he refused to change, Woodward and Costa wrote.
“I have to be a fighter. I got where I am because I’m ready to fight,” Trump reportedly told Barr.
In the aftermath of the 2020 election, the Trump campaign filed several lawsuits alleging widespread electoral fraud, most of which were dismissed in federal courts. Trump continued to claim that the competition was stolen from him despite assurances of election security from numerous officials, including Barr.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr said last December.
The former attorney general has adopted tougher language behind closed doors, calling Trump’s claims “*** bulls” in private conversations, according to Jonathan Karl’s book Betrayal, due out in November.
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Barr resigned from the Justice Department on December 23, 2020, and Jeff Rosen, Barr’s deputy, served as interim attorney general until Biden was sworn in on January 20.
Peril is expected to be released next Friday.
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