Donald Trump Was 'Livid and Shaking' After Finding Out He Lost Election, Bill Barr Says

Former attorney general Bill Barr has described how Donald Trump was left "livid and shaking" after he lost the 2020 election before displaying "alarming" behavior insisting that he still won.

In his latest interview to promote his new memoirs, One Damn Thing After Another, Barr was asked by Fox News' Special Report host Bret Baier what was the most "unsettling" moment he witnessed under the Trump Administration.

Barr, who resigned as attorney general in December 2020 over Trump's false insistence the election was rigged, described the moment he spoke to the outgoing president after it was confirmed that he lost to current President Joe Biden.

"It was certainly unsettling when I went in to talk to the president about the election," Barr said. "He was livid and shaking and showed a lot of temper and yelling. That was a little unsettling."

Barr added that another "unsettling" occasion was when he went to hand in his resignation soon after he revealed that the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread voter fraud.

"He started talking about how he had actually won the election, about how the machines were rigged and how he was actually going to be there for another term and he was very confident of that," Barr said.

"I just felt this showed a detachment from reality that was stunning to me. He was willing to accept anything, no matter how fanciful, as long as it didn't make him a loser in the election."

When asked by Baier what he would say to Trump supporters who are angry at him for turning on the former president over his false voter fraud claims, Barr replied: "The truth is important. And the truth is he lost the election."

He added that the Make America Great Again movement "has to mature" and go beyond its roots if it hopes to succeed in 2024.

"People were very angry in 2016. They didn't like the smug elites and the excesses of the media and of the progressives, and in some ways Trump was a wrecking ball...to these people, and he did disrupt the momentum of the left, and I give him credit for that," Barr said.

"But to make America great again requires more than that, and it requires a more decisive victory.

"It requires people who have the patience to hold the party together so that we have a commanding majority that can get things done, not whittle the party down based on personal loyalties."

Despite stating that he doesn't want Trump to be the 2024 GOP presidential nomination and will "certainly not support him" in the primaries, Barr reiterated a comment he made to NBC that he would still vote for him if he wins the candidacy.

"It's inconceivable to me to be voting for a Democrat in the ultimate election, and so if he is the nominee...and obviously a lot can change in three years, it's inconceivable to me that I wouldn't vote for him as the Republican nominee," Barr said.

Trump has been contacted for comment.

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Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with William Barr (R) during the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor presentation ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC on May 22, 2019. The former Attorney General told Fox News how Trump was left "livid and shaking" after he lost the 2020 Election. Getty Images