President Donald Trump has fired back at Bill Barr over comments the former attorney general has been making to the media while promoting his new book.
Trump accused Barr of “groveling to the media” to try and get accepted by the establishment and sell his book.
However, Barr has fired back at Trump’s “groveling” accusations, claiming his former boss is just throwing “a tantrum.”
In a letter to NBC, Trump said: “I made many great appointments during my Administration and we accomplished more than most Administrations could even dream of, but Bill Barr wasn’t one of my better picks.
“He crumbled under the pressure, and bowed to the Radical Left—And that is not acceptable.
“Now he is groveling to the media, hoping to gain acceptance that he doesn’t deserve.”
Trump added: “With respect to prosecuting political rivals, it was just the opposite.
“Despite the many crimes committed by the Biden family, I did not push Barr to go after them.
“While the things done were legendarily corrupt, I thought it would be inappropriate for me to get personally involved.”
During an interview on NBC Monday morning, Barr fired back at Trump calling his letter “par for the course.”
“The president is a man who, when he is told something, he doesn’t want to hear, he immediately throws a tantrum,” Barr said.
Barr went on to claim that Trump lost because he ignored warnings that he was turning off the suburbs and independent voters.
“If you look at the vote, the actual vote, and there’s no mystery as to why he lost,” Barr said.
“He lost for the reason he was told for a whole year he was gonna lose, which is he alienated independent and Republican voters in the suburbs.
“That’s why he lost.”
“First, all the examples that were thrown up very early were, you know, vaporware, there was nothing to them, they were, they were just false,” Barr said of Rudy Guiliani and Trump’s other lawyers who he called a “clown show of lawyers” and who may all get disbarred or sanctioned.
“Second, no evidence has come out since then,” Barr added.
Despite the public feud, however, Barr said he would probably still vote for Trump if he is the Republican nominee in 2024.
“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?” NBC’s Savannah 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,” Barr said.
WATCH: Former Attorney General Bill Barr describes the moment former President Trump accepted his resignation after Barr refused to say there were irregularities during the 2020 election.
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) March 3, 2022