Twitter Calls ‘Bullsh*t’ On Report that Bill Barr ‘Considering’ Resignation Over Trump’s Tweets
Many political thought leaders, and those who simply have a Twitter account, recently revealed deep skepticism of a new report saying Attorney General Bill Barr might quit his job.
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday night that Barr is “considering quitting” over Donald Trump’s tweets about Justice Department matters. A source described Barr’s thinking by saying the AG “has his limits,” and the report comes after Barr gave an interview where he complained that the president’s tweets “make it impossible for me to do my job.”
Trump has acknowledged that his tweets make Barr’s life more difficult, all while defending his right as president to direct the AG and comment on DOJ cases involving his allies. Whether there is a real dispute between Trump and Barr though, many people have taken to Twitter and said they aren’t buying the notion that Barr will resign over Trump’s tweets.
Color me cynical, but I think all this BS about Barr considering resigning is 99% head fake and 1% wishful thinking https://t.co/AQXHourLaS
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) February 19, 2020
I’ve gotten emails from Nigerian princes that are more believable than this https://t.co/UgfgMOaWWc
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) February 19, 2020
This is something a man of decency would do.
ie not Barr.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) February 19, 2020
Bahahahaha! No Sale. https://t.co/wkspjDUNQC
— Brian Ray (@brianrayguitar) February 19, 2020
Oh please. https://t.co/KqZbskXq9O
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) February 19, 2020
Attorney General Wiliam Barr considering resigning if the president keeps tweeting https://t.co/BE2f602g6W
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) February 19, 2020
p.s. Surely, this is untrue. Ol’ Barr’s doubling down on the cover story, and doing it as badly as Trump’s pretending to root for certain Democratic candidates.
So keep up the pressure! 83,000 of you have signed on to demand his resignation. Add yours:https://t.co/h3HG1dc6oB
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) February 19, 2020
Now *this* is three-dimensional chess. I would be extremely surprised if Barr is going anywhere. Nobody should get too excited about this slight of hand. https://t.co/bzhUaF6PLn
— Andy Tarnoff (@AndyTarnoff) February 19, 2020
1) Barr isn’t resigning;
2) Trump isn’t firing him;
3) Nonetheless, people close to Barr and Trump claim they’re furious at each other, a story that is vastly more convenient than it is convincing.https://t.co/xX3EPNqvRE
— Christopher Orr (@OrrChris) February 19, 2020
Oh come on. This is not a real story, it’s a cheap attempt by Barr to reclaim some of his reputation. https://t.co/yjaabzXOy4
— Adam Jentleson ? (@AJentleson) February 19, 2020
Everybody who believes this, rub your unicorn’s horn.
Barr has told those close to Trump he is considering quitting over the president’s tweets about Justice Dept. investigations https://t.co/5BdkE25EHa
— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) February 19, 2020
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