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Guthrie Melts Down After Barr Answers Her Question About 2024 Election

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NBC News host Savannah Guthrie acted in total disbelief this week when former Attorney General William Barr answered her questions in a way that she apparently did not want him to.

During an interview on NBC News, Barr spoke about his new memoir, his falling out with former President Donald Trump, and even the 2024 presidential election.

Guthrie kicked off her biased line of questioning by smearing Donald Trump before asking about RINO Rep. Liz Cheney, a known anti-Trump lawmaker.

Below is a partial transcript of the exchange:

GUTHRIE: “Finally you say in your book it’s time for the party to move on from Trump. Liz Cheney has said he’s not fit to serve and should not be ever near the Oval Office again. Do you agree with that?”

BARR: “Well, I’ve certainly have made it clear, I don’t think he should be our nominee, and I’m going to support somebody else for the nominee.”

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GUTHRIE: “But if he is the nominee and your choice is Donald Trump or whoever is running on the Democratic side, would you vote for him?”

BARR: “Because I believe that the greatest threat for the country is if progressive agenda pushed by the Democratic Party, it’s inconceivable to me that I wouldn’t vote for the Republican nominee.”

GUTRHIE: “So, even if he lied about democracy the election and threatened democracy, as you write in your book, better than a Democrat.” [crosstalk]

BARR: “It’s hard what the facts are going to turn out to be three years hence. But as of now it’s hard for me to conceive that I wouldn’t vote for the Republican nominee.”

GUTRHIE: “All right. William Barr, always good to see you. Thank you so much for being here. Once again, the book is called ‘One Damn Thing After Another.’ It’s out tomorrow. We’re back after these messages.”

WATCH:

During his interview with Holt, Barr also discussed an “awkward” moment with the then-president, which was also documented in his book.

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Barr first saw then-President Trump after The Associated Press reported on an interview in which Barr said the Justice Department found no evidence of widespread fraud that determined the outcome of the 2020 election.

Barr told the AP’s Michael Balsamo that the DOJ explored some of these claims, but “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”

The former AG said Trump became “enraged” over this and “slammed his fists” on the Resolute Desk.

“And I told him that all this stuff was bulls**t and — about election fraud. And, you know, I was wrong to be shoveling it out the way his team was, and he started asking me about different theories, and I had the answers. I was able to tell him, this is wrong because of this,” Barr noted.

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