Former President Donald J. Trump issued a resolute and critical letter in reply to a recent CBS interview wherein former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr expressed disapproval of his former commander-in-chief.
In an interview facilitated by Jan Crawford, the chief legal correspondent for CBS News, former Attorney General William Barr was queried regarding his assessment of the mental condition of President Donald Trump, specifically whether he held the opinion that Trump was “losing it.”
This interview was conducted at the Institute of Politics, University of Chicago.
Barr succumbed easily to the influence of the prompting query. Barr expressed a clear negative sentiment towards the former president, whose reputation was widely acknowledged for his adeptness in candid and efficient public discourse, by claiming that “his verbal skills are limited.”
Furthermore, he posited that Trump’s verbal discourse exhibits an absence of discipline.
Crawford instigated this progression by alluding to Trump’s recent statements concerning Hezbollah, in which he recognized the organization’s exceptional intelligence capabilities and lamented the intelligence shortcomings of the Biden administration and Israel, both of which contributed to the October 7th assault.
It is important to acknowledge that CSPAN made an error in the identification of Crawford, mistaking her for Jennifer Smith, a reporter for CBS.
During a recent address in West Palm Beach, Trump said “Two nights ago, I read all of Biden’s security people, can you imagine, national defense people, and they said, ‘Gee, I hope Hezbollah doesn’t attack from the north, because that’s the most vulnerable spot.’”
“I said, ‘Wait a minute.’ You know, Hezbollah is very smart. They’re all very smart.”
During the conversation, Crawford inquired of Barr, “I mean even the last you know couple weeks or month I mean I thought his comments even on Hezbollah I mean that that was appalling like it’s almost like… I mean do you think he’s… Is he losing it? Or is he just becoming…”
Subsequently, in a remarkably fragmented manifestation of sarcastic patronization, Barr interjected during the interaction with the CBS correspondent:
His verbal skills are limited. Uhhhh…And so he, you know, he’s con- you know, i-if you get him away from ‘very, very, very’ you know, uh, you know, the adjectives sort of…he-he..he’s unfam… they’re unfamiliar to him and he starts… and they sort of spill out. And he goes too far. Eh, you know, he’s not uh… he’s not uh very disciplined when it comes to what he says…so…”
Given Trump’s extensive track record of accumulating, losing, and subsequently regaining numerous fortunes through his skillful utilization of communication, marketing, sales, and negotiation, it seemed that Barr’s ad hominem attack elicited a strong response from the former President. Although overshadowed by his extraordinary success as a speaker, it is indisputable that Trump held Barr’s remarks in strong disapproval.
President Trump retaliated swiftly and forcefully, utilizing rhetorical maneuvers to delegitimize the individual who had questioned his linguistic prowess. This objective was achieved by disseminating an extensive, articulate, and profoundly critical reply on the TruthSocial platform.
“I called Bill Barr Dumb, Weak, Slow Moving, Lethargic, Gutless, and Lazy, a RINO WHO COULDN’T DO THE JOB. He just didn’t want to be Impeached, which the Radical Left Lunatics were preparing to do. I was tough on him in the White House, for good reason, so now this Moron says about me, to get even, “his verbal skills are limited.” Well, that’s one I haven’t heard before. Tell that to the biggest political crowds in the history of politics, by far. Bill Barr is a LOSER!”
In August, Barr threw Trump under the bus as he cast doubt on a crucial aspect of his case by telling CNN that Trump “knew well he lost the election.”
On CNN’s “The Source” with Kaitlan Collins, the former AG further referred to Trump’s asserted behaviors as “nauseating” and “despicable,” declaring that “someone who engaged in that kind of bullying about a process that is fundamental to our system and to our self-government shouldn’t be anywhere near the Oval Office.”
Trump possessed knowledge that the election declarations he presented were false, as a central argument of the special counsel’s case asserts that he received information from multiple trusted advisors that he had not secured the election. During his first public appearance following Trump’s third indictment, Barr refuted the assertion made by Trump’s counsel that his statements were protected under the First Amendment.
“As the indictment says, they are not attacking his First Amendment right. He can say whatever he wants, he can even lie. He can even tell people that the election was stolen when he knew better,” according to Barr. “But that does not protect you from entering into a conspiracy.”
In addition, he said: “At first I wasn’t sure, but I have come to believe he knew well he had lost the election.”