(GoRealNewsNow.com) – The war of words between Donald Trump and his former Attorney General, Bill Barr, has gone nuclear and has escalated to a “fever pitch” after the former president was indicted over his alleged mishandling of classified documents.
Barr served as US Attorney General between February 2019 and December 2020. After Trump insisted he look into voter fraud allegations about the 2020 election, he fell out with his then-boss.
Since then, the former AG has been “undercutting defenses offered by Trump and his allies” in public comments about the former president’s legal troubles, The Hill writes in a report.
After Trump’s recent indictment by President Joe Biden’s Justice Department on 37 severe charges over his handling of classified documents, Barr said they were “damning,” called the legal defense “absurd,” and even compared the former president to a “defiant 9-year-old kid.”
Barr’s comments have enraged Trump, who said his former AG was a “coward,” a “gutless pig,” and a “RINO” (“Republican in Name Only”) – even as he formerly called him “one of the most respected jurists in the country.”
“So nice to see that Sloppy, Low Energy RINO Bill Barr, gets loudly booed and shouted at everywhere he goes! He is sooo bad for America,” Trump wrote on Tuesday on Truth Social.
“Bill Barr was a coward. Bill Barr didn’t do what he was supposed to do. I fired him. And he has great hatred,” he said in a Monday Fox News interview.
“That’s OK, because some people do. And some people love me very much,” the former president added.
The Hill claims that Trump has a “habit of dumping on officials he previously nominated or appointed who have since criticized him in some way.”
Thus, in his interview with Fox, host Bret Baier noted that, besides Barr, Trump had also warred with former Vice President Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and former national security adviser John Bolton.
“[Trump] will always put his own interests, and gratifying his own ego, ahead of everything else, including the country’s interest. There’s no question about it,” Barr said in a CBS interview Sunday.
“Our country can’t be a therapy session for, you know, a troubled man like this,” he added.