Former Attorney General Bill Barr said that he does not support Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. However, he declined to say if he would support him in the general election, should Trump go up against President Joe Biden.

“I have made clear that I strongly oppose Trump for the nomination and will not endorse Trump,” told Barr to NBC News. When asked how he would vote in a Trump vs. Biden matchup, Barr said, “I’ll jump off that bridge when I get to it.”

NBC News reached out to 44 members of Trump’s former administration to ask whether they support the former president’s third campaign. Most declined to comment, and only four said that they approve of his bid.

Barr was appointed by Trump and has been a vocal critic of the former president since he received a 37-count indictment for willful retention of national security information in June. Barr has since referred to Trump as a “consummate narcissist” and said that he “engages in reckless conduct.”


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Despite his recent jabs at Trump, Barr used to be good friends with the former president and came under scrutiny in 2020 for helping Trump with his campaign of election interference. He resigned in December of that year.

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