Former Attorney General Bill Barr has praised former First Lady Melania Trump, even claiming he viewed her as “smarter than the president.”
Barr made the remarks in his new book, One Damn Thing After Another, and describes meeting Melania for the first time.
He goes on to describe Melania as elegant and intelligent.
At one point, Trump reportedly told Barr he only had the attorney general job because of the first lady.
“You know what saved you?” Trump told Barr after he was confirmed.
“Melania. She came to your rescue,” Barr says Trump said to him.
“She is now your biggest fan.”
Barr said he fired back at his boss, saying: “Well, I could tell she has good sense.”
“We were watching the hearing together, and when I got angry, she said, ‘Are you crazy? Look at him. Right out of central casting. He looks and acts like an Attorney General. Leave him alone—he is carrying himself just right, and he will be confirmed, which is what you need,’” Trump told Barr.
“I had always thought Melania was smarter than the President,” Barr quipped.
While Barr has been feuding with the former president in public, he told NBC he would still vote for Trump in 2024 if the 45th POTUS was the GOP nominee.
He said he would vote for Trump because “the greatest threat to the country is the progressive agenda being pushed by the Democratic Party.”
NBC’s Savannah Guthrie asked Barr:
“You say in your book you were worried about the peaceful transition of power.
“You even had national security concerns.
“None of this is present in this resignation letter.
“Didn’t the American people deserve to know what you knew?”
“The idea that something could be done later on Jan. 6 was nonsense,” Barr said.
“Once the election was locked in on Dec. 14, I tendered my resignation and I knew Trump was going to be leaving office.”
“I certainly have made it clear I don’t think he should be our nominee, and I’m gonna support somebody else,” Barr said.
“But if he is the nominee and your choice is Trump or whoever’s running on the Democratic side, would you vote for him?” Guthrie asked.
“Because I believe the greatest threat to the country is the progressive agenda being pushed by the Democratic Party, it’s inconceivable to me that I wouldn’t vote for the Republican nominee,” said Barr.
“So even if he lied about the election and threatened democracy…Better than a Democrat?” Guthrie asked.
“As of now, it’s hard for me to conceive that I wouldn’t vote for the Republican nominee,” he said.
Bill Barr is a morally corrupt fraud who is hellbent on selling out the President for a check.
— Vernon Jones For Congress (@RepVernonJones) March 7, 2022
Even if [Donald Trump] “lied about the election” and “threatened democracy,” as you write in your book, it’s better than a Democrat? –@SavannahGuthrie
As of now, it’s hard for me to conceive that I wouldn’t vote for the Republican nominee. -Former Attorney General William Barr pic.twitter.com/nguVCpt2gh
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 7, 2022