Donald Trump issued a lengthy and rambling statement late Sunday attacking two of his staunchest allies during his one term in office.
Trump called former attorney general Bill Barr and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell “spineless RINOs” (Republicans in Name Only) after Barr told The Atlantic that Trump’s constant claims of election fraud were “bullshit.” Barr also told the magazine that McConnell urged him to “inject some reality” into Trump as he repeated debunked claims of election fraud and baseless conspiracy theories last winter.
McConnell confirmed that account, the magazine reported. That was enough to trigger the former president.
Trump, who once claimed he would hire only “the best and most serious people,” called Barr a “disappointment in every sense of the word,” much as he has attacked many of the other “best people” he hired, including Jeff Sessions (attorney general), Rex Tillerson (secretary of state), James Mattis (defense secretary) John Bolton (national security advisor), H.R. McMaster (national security advisor) John Kelly (homeland security and chief of staff) and Mike Pence (vice president), just to name a few.
Critics on Twitter slammed Trump for the disjointed new statement attacking two of his key enablers:
Holy moly. Our utterly deranged most recent Former President just released an absolutely crazed, delusional, lie filled, rambling lengthy attack on William Barr for telling the simple truth about Trump’s insane election fraud lies. The man is unraveling mentally more by the hour.
— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) June 28, 2021
this is unhinged and not a single reporter should pretend otherwise https://t.co/xdy4EF1EQp
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) June 28, 2021
The incoherent rantings of Donald Trump are those of a dangerous, diminished and delusional man https://t.co/nOJvjw035k
— Barbara Comstock (@BarbaraComstock) June 28, 2021
How much of the day did Trump spend crafting his Bill Barr statement to really nail the whiny incoherence?
— Schooley (@Rschooley) June 28, 2021
Wait.Mitch McConnell is a Rino now??Wow.And Bill Barr, too…My, my, my.This will win the suburbs for sure.Grifter. https://t.co/0hfzfyigkP
— Terry Dresbach (@draiochta14) June 28, 2021
I don't like to amplify TFGs words, but this actually cheered me up, they're turning on eachother&it's glorious to watch https://t.co/zt81zynT79
— Melonie Sibbitt🇨🇦 (@melsibbitt) June 28, 2021
Siri, What's the definition of triggered? https://t.co/1BYYLLxFcZ