The editorial board of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal is urging readers to take heed of former Attorney General William Barr’s warning about what would happen if former President Donald Trump wins a second term in the White House.
Barr, who quit Trump’s administration amid the then-president’s repeated lies about the 2020 election, last week described Trump’s first term as a “horror show.” He predicted that if Trump wins the 2024 election, he’ll fail to deliver on conservative policies.
The Journal’s conservative editorial page wholeheartedly agreed.
“The rebuttal from the Trump establishment will be to cite his first term, but that record supports Mr. Barr’s point,” the Journal wrote. “We also agree with many of Mr. Trump’s policies, and we backed them during his Presidency. But his most important policy victories were conventional GOP priorities delivered by people he now denounces as ‘RINOs.’
“A fuller account of Mr. Trump’s Presidency can wait for other days, but Mr. Barr’s warning is one that GOP voters deserve to hear,” the paper added. Republicans “have to decide if they want to let Democrats make their nominating choice for them, while ignoring Mr. Barr’s warning about the policy risks of a second Trump term.”