Bill Barr Did Not Hold Back His Thoughts About Melania Trump

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Former United States Attorney General Bill Barr is mentioning it all!

Following his time as the attorney general under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Donald Trump, Barr released his very own memoir on March 8, aptly titled "One Damn Thing After Another." In the book, Barr depicts his time under both administrations — no doubt two very different experiences. "The media chose to weave a narrative that I was a toady to the president, and that was false from the beginning, because I felt I could be independent, and I was," Barr told NPR's "Morning Edition" ahead of the book release about his time working under The Donald. Case in point: the minute he told the then-president that the election fraud claims were BS. "After the election, he didn't seem to listen to anybody except a group of sycophants who were telling him what he wanted to hear," Barr declared.

But the juice he gave in that press interview pales in comparison to the tea Barr spills within the confines of his new book — including some pretty interesting things about former first lady Melania Trump.

Bill Barr thinks Melania Trump is smarter than Donald Trump

Is Melania Trump the brains behind Donald Trump's operation?

Per Independent, former US Attorney General Bill Barr is adamant in his new book that he "always thought Melania was smarter than the President," –  and perhaps for good reason. In his new memoir, Barr recounts a conversation he had with the then-President who told him that Melania was solely responsible for him being hired within his administration. "We were watching the hearing together, and when I got angry, she said, 'Are you crazy? Look at him. Right out of central casting. He looks and acts like an Attorney General! Leave him alone — he is carrying himself just right, and he will be confirmed, which is what you need,'" he supposedly confessed to Barr. But that's not all. Barr also described the former first lady as "elegant" and "intelligent."

While Barr made it clear in no uncertain terms that he does not believe Donald is fit to run in 2024, stating in the book that he "has shown he has neither the temperament nor persuasive powers to provide the kind of positive leadership that is needed" nor "a modicum of self-restraint" perhaps he's willing to endorse Melania for prez? Stranger things have happened ...

Melania's relationship with her husband has always been questionable

Melania Trump has always been a bit of a mystery, as has her relationship with Donald Trump. During her tenure as the first lady, she famously shirked traditional first lady responsibilities and openly complained about celebrating Christmas.

Maybe it's the age gap, maybe it's the fact that she's his third wife, or maybe it's the numerous videos of her refusing to hold his hand, but people can't seem to figure the couple out. Lucky, a few insiders have been more than happy to share their two cents about the mysterious couple. "I don't know any couple that spends as much time apart. [Trump and Melania] are often in the same building, but nowhere near each other," Mary Jordan, who wrote a biography on the first lady, told The Guardian. "She rarely goes into the West Wing. She doesn't like to golf. She has her own little spa. She likes to be isolated. She is a loner. He is a loner. They're perfectly happy to be separated."

Jordan was careful to add that even though Trump and Melania seem like an odd pairing and don't seem super close, they make the arrangement work. "They have a very unusual relationship, but there is a bond there," she said. "They have a deal, right from the beginning."

Whats next for Melania?

While Bill Bar thinks Melania Trump is smart enough to be president, there's no indication she's headed in that direction. In fact, she seems to be going quite the opposite way. Recently, Melania has tried her hand at NFTs (non-fungible tokens) — and not to much success, per Insider.

In December 2021, Melania announced her plans to drop a collection of NFTs based on Trump's time in office with the intent of donating the profits to various charities. The first collection, "Head of State," sold for $180,000. The problem? According to Artnet, it seems it was most likely Melania herself who bought the NFT, perhaps because she had no buyer. To be fair, she has dropped other — potentially more successful — collections since then.

The former first lady has also gotten involved in other more traditional forms of charity — but even those have proven to be a bit problematic. For example, she intended to hold a Florida fundraiser, "Tulips & Topiaries," which sold tickets upwards of $50,000. But The New York Times reports the event had to be indefinitely postponed because one of the charities Melania was working with was not legally registered.