The former attorney general said the party should elect any other nominee.
Barr said it was a “big opportunity” for the party to move beyond Trump when he was asked on Newsmax if he would vote for the former President in 2024.
“I don’t think he should be our nominee, the Republican Party nominee,” Barr responded.
“And I think Republicans have a big opportunity, it would be a big mistake to put him forward,” he added.
Barr served as the country’s top prosecutor in the Trump administration, but their relationship notoriously crumbled after the 2020 election.
Barr did not support the theory of widespread voter fraud and said Trump was being “fed a steady diet of comforting but unsupported conspiracy theories” by fringe advisors.
Trump has responded harshly, writing that Barr “crumbled under the pressure, and bowed to the Radical Left—And that is not acceptable. Now he is groveling for the media, hoping to gain acceptance that he doesn’t deserve.”
In hypothetical 2024 matchup polls, Trump consistently holds a small lead over Biden.