Former Attorney General Bill Barr emphasized the importance of surrounding former President Donald Trump with individuals who can provide critical feedback and keep him on track if he were to win a second term.
Barr expressed concerns about Trump’s potential focus on retribution and his governance style, emphasizing the need for individuals to push back against unconstitutional actions and be prepared to resign if necessary.
Barr noted that if Trump ends up in the White House, he “needs people around him who will push back and help keep him on the straight and narrow.” (Trending: Judge Announces Historic Ruling In Jeffrey Epstein Case)
“During his first term, the main way that could be done is by pointing out to him how this would hurt his prospects for a second term,” Barr said.
“Once he wins a second term, I don’t know — you know — what considerations can be used to push back against bad ideas.”
“I’m worried that his style of governance, his continuing to pander to anger and frustration versus a constructive approach to solving our problems, is going to be chaotic and not accomplish very much,” Barr said.
“He’ll be a lame duck president.”
“He has to be ready to say ‘no’ and to resign,” Barr said.
“Trump has made it plain that he’s going to respond to what he considers the left wings’ ‘no holds barred’ approach by fighting fire with fire.”
“I think for people going into that administration. I think they have to be ready to oppose the abuse of government power.”