Despite no official word from the former president himself, many observers predict that Donald Trump will make another White House run in 2024.
However, while that prospect has excited most conservatives, one former member of Trump’s administration recently said he would prefer to see someone else on the ballot.
According to Breitbart, that was the message delivered by former Attorney General Bill Barr during a Thursday interview with Newsmax TV host and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
Barr says he will still vote for Trump if he is the nominee
Barr pointed to the election results in 2020, arguing that another candidate would have a better shot in critical swing states.
“Maybe your audience doesn’t want to hear this, but Trump ran weaker than the Republican ticket in Arizona, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania — 75,000 Republicans went to the polls and voted straight Republican ticket in Arizona and didn’t vote for him, 60,000 in Wisconsin, 60,000 and Pennsylvania,” Barr insisted,” adding, “That’s why he lost the election.”
In response, Spicer asked what Barr intends to do should Trump become the Republican nominee two years from now.
“You say that you voted for Trump and obviously ’16 and ’20. Would you vote for him again in ’24?” Breitbart quoted the host as asking.
“I’ve said I don’t think he should be our nominee, the Republican Party nominee,” Barr answered. “I think Republicans have a big opportunity. I think it would be a big mistake to put him forward.
Trump says he will make an announcement after the midterms
However, the former attorney general nevertheless made clear that he will still vote for Trump “over the Democrat” if his old boss were to be nominated.
While Trump has offered little in the way of clear details regarding his plans for 2024, he recently said that supporters will be happy with his decisions.
“I’ll tell you this: I think a lot of people are going to be happy,” Fox News quoted him as telling “La Política” host María Herrera Mellado in an interview on SiriusXM’s Americano Media earlier this month. “I’ll announce it after the midterms, but a lot of people are going to be very happy.”