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Bill Barr: ‘I will jump off a bridge’ if Trump is the 2024 nominee

By Katelyn Caralle, U.S. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

14:51 30 Jul 2023, updated 14:53 30 Jul 2023

  • Ex-Attorney General Bill Barr is one of the dozens of former Trump officials that won’t endorse him in his 2024 race
  • Only four publicly support Trump’s reelection, according to an NBC News report
  • Former Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said: ‘If anyone can lose to Joe Biden, it would be [Trump]’ 

Only four of the once-Cabinet members for former President Donald Trump publicly said they would support his reelection in 2024, according to a new report.

Several strongly oppose his campaign, some are even working against his bid to become the GOP nominee and many didn’t respond to requests to comment on his efforts.

Former Attorney General Bill Barr has some of those most harsh words for his ex-boss, telling NBC News: ‘I have made clear that I strongly oppose Trump for the nomination and will not endorse Trump.’

‘I’ll jump off that bridge when I get to it,’ he added when asked how he would vote in the general election if it ends up being a 2020 rematch of Trump vs. President Joe Biden.

Former Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said: ‘If anyone can lose to Joe Biden, it would be him.’ 

Donald Trump’s former Attorney General Bill Barr (right) said he would ‘jump off a bridge’ if Donald Trump is the 2024 Republican nominee
Of the 44 candidates reached by NBC News, only four have publicly supported Trump’s reelection effort. Former Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney (pictured) said: ‘If anyone can lose to Joe Biden, it would be [Trump]’

Of the 44 people reached by NBC who served in Trump’s Cabinet, only four publicly support and endorse his reelection. This includes former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, his final Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former budget chief Russell Vought and former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.

Additionally, two former Trump officials are actually running against him in the GOP primary – ex-Vice President Mike Pence and former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

Trump’s former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats says he is backing Pence.

Currently, Trump is polling above 50 percent against more than a dozen other candidates vying for the nomination, according to a FiveThirtyEight tracking. In second place currently is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with less than 20 percent.

Others who have not endorsed Trump so far include Mike Pompeo, once Trump’s Secretary of State and CIA Director; two of his former Defense secretaries, Mark Esper and Pat Shanahan; a former Chief of Staff John Kelly; and another former Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire.

Directly on the opposite side of his fellow former Chief of Staff, Mulvaney is among those who wants Trump defeated by another GOP candidate in the primary election.

‘I am working hard to make sure that someone else is the nominee,’ Mulvaney said to NBC. ‘I think he’s the Republican who is most likely to lose in a general election, of all our leading candidates. If anyone can lose to Joe Biden, it would be him.’ 

Trump is by far the frontrunner in the 2024 Republican primary race so far with a 36.9% lead against second place candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Vought tweeted in May that Trump ‘is the only person I trust to take a wrecking ball to the Deep State.’

‘I’ve seen his willingness up close & behind closed doors,’ Vought added. ‘My friend & former boss is going to finish what he started.’

In June, Grenell tweeted ‘Trump 2024’ in response to a tweet from DeSantis, the No. 2 runner in the Republican primary.

A Meadows spokesperson said the former top aide ‘fully’ supports Trump.

Trump’s former Director of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson said in a statement that ‘Donald Trump is my friend and would make a fantastic president, and if I have an announcement to make about 2024, I’ll look forward to doing so in an appropriate way.’

There are 14 GOP candidates up against Trump, but little have any chance of beating him in the primary election so far. Most polls show Trump ahead of the field by at least 30 percent, with DeSantis usually in the distant second place.

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