Barr Doubles Down On Assessment Of Trump’s Character

( – Former Attorney General Bill Barr said during a June 18 interview at CBS that former President Donald Trump should only blame himself for his current legal problems. He told host Robert Costa that Trump isn’t “the victim” and this isn’t a case of “government overreach.” He added that the former commander-in-chief is a “fundamentally flawed” individual who engages in “reckless conduct.”

Barr’s comments came a week after his proclamation that Trump would be “toast” if a part of the 37-count indictment issued by the Department of Justice against him is true. The agency unsealed these charges against the former president on June 9 over his alleged mishandling of classified documents after leaving office.

Trump pleaded not guilty on June 13 in a Miami courtroom and denied all wrongdoing. The former president also claimed that the probe against him is a politically-motivated prosecution and attacked the investigation’s special counsel Jack Smith.  While some GOP leaders and supporters have argued he’s been unfairly treated, others, like Barr, have said his actions are impossible to defend.

The former attorney general, who served under the Trump administration, told Costa that the Republican leader is a “consummate narcissist.” He also said that GOP voters and conservatives should carefully think if Trump is the proper candidate to lead the Republican Party, as he’s like a “9-year-old kid.” He added that even when Trump has “good qualities” and accomplished “some good things” during his administration, his actions will endanger the Republican cause.

When asked whether he believes the former president lied to the Department of Justice, Barr said “Yes.” He described the former President as a petty person that doesn’t care about the United States as he will always put his interests first. Barr then said that the former president is a “troubled man” and claimed that America cannot be a “therapy session” for him. Finally, the former attorney general pointed out that Trump could lose the presidential election and could put his followers “at risk.”

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