President Trump gave an interview for an upcoming book, in which he slammed 7 top so-called conservatives.
Mike Pence, the late John McCain, Chris Christie, Nikki Haley, and Mitch McConnell all came in for heavy criticism.
So did Justice Brett Kavanaugh and former Attorney-General Bill Barr.
We’ll cover all that in a moment because there’s something else he said that’s more important.
He revealed his biggest regret from his first term as President.
In an interview with Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker for an upcoming book of theirs, former President Donald Trump slammed many high-profile political figures and administration officials who attempted to sabotage his presidency, and expressed that his main regret during his first term was not using the military to put down violent riots and looting instigated by left-wing black supremacists in the wake of convicted felon George Floyd’s death.National File
There’s no denying that doing that would have ended the riots a lot sooner, so it’s not surprising that Trump regrets not doing it.
However, he was still a much better President during those riots than Biden would have been.
Here’s what he said specifically.
The main regret Trump expressed in the excerpt about his first term was that he did not use the military to put an end to violent, criminal Black Lives Matter Riots ravaging American cities in 2020. Many outlets have reported that people such as Mark Milley, Jared Kushner, and Bill Barr sided with looters against the president when he contemplated such an action. “I think if I had it to do again, I would have brought in the military immediately,” Trump said.National File
And here’s what he had to say about some of those high-profile figures.
First up, Pence.
“Had Mike Pence had the courage to send it back to the legislatures, you would have had a different outcome, in my opinion,” Trump said in the excerpt of former Vice president Mike Pence’s refusal to take a stand for election integrity in January, adding “What courage would have been is to do what Thomas Jefferson did [and said], ‘We’re taking the votes.’ That would have been politically unacceptable. But sending it back to these legislatures, who now know that bad things happened, would have been very acceptable.”National File
We all know Pence should have done this, and it’s deeply disappointing that he didn’t do so.
It’s what lost him the respect of Trump supporters nationwide.
Next up, Barr.
Trump also spoke about disgraced former Attorney General Bill Barr in the excerpt, stating, “Barr disliked me at the end, in my opinion, and that’s why he made the statement about the election, because he did not know. And I like Bill Barr, just so you know. I think he started off as a great patriot, but I don’t believe he finished that way.”National File
Arguably, Barr blocked a lot of what the Trump Administration wanted to do.
He failed to investigate allegations of voter fraud until the last minute.
He did nothing about antifa and BLM riots.
And he didn’t intervene to defend America’s civil liberties against COVID lockdowns.
Then there’s Kavanaugh.
“I’m very disappointed in Kavanaugh,” Trump said in the excerpt, expressing disappointment in his appointees to the Supreme Court. “I needed better judges. The Supreme Court was afraid to take it,” he noted, adding, “It should have been reversed by the Supreme Court. I’m very disappointed in the Supreme Court because they did a very bad thing for the country.”National File
Fear seems to have got the better of Kavanaugh.
Either that, or he was never the patriot we all thought he was.
And finally, here’s what Trump said about the others.
Trump also spoke about deceased Republican John McCain, stating, “John McCain was a bad guy. He was a bully and a nasty guy, bad guy. A lot of people disliked him. Last in his class in Annapolis. All that stuff, but he was a bad guy. I say it to you. I don’t care.” Trump went on refer to Mitch McConnell as a “knucklehead” and a “stupid person” with “no personality,” Chris Christie as “very disloyal,” and Nikki Haley as “someone who wants to come here [to Mar-a-Lago] very badly” but “has been killed by the [Republican] party” after releasing “nasty” statements attacking Trump.National File
It’s always good to hear Trump speaking his mind, especially about RINOs.
But knowing his biggest regret is fascinating knowledge.
Trump’s instincts have always been in the right place.
It looks like he knows that too.