AG Barr Gives Us an Idea of What It's Like Working With Trump vs. Bush 43

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Posted: Jan 30, 2020 10:30 AM
AG Barr Gives Us an Idea of What It's Like Working With Trump vs. Bush 43

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Attorney General William Barr worked for President George H.W. Bush and is now working under President Donald Trump. Although both men are Republicans, both men are very, very different. They have their own styles and challenges. 

Barr discussed what it was like working with both men during an interview with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, and Father Dave Dwyer, CSP on “Conversation with Cardinal Dolan” on SiriusXM’s The Catholic Channel. 

"Can I ask you a little something personal about working for the president?" Dolan asked. "I mean, there's strong feelings about him, pro and con. How do you find him? Easy to work for? How often do you get to see him?"

"I see him on a regular basis, several times a week," Barr replied. "He's very easy to work with. He has a good sense of humor. He's very direct. One of the things I like about him is what you see in public is very much what you see in private. He doesn't have two different acts that he puts on and he's much more engaged than people give him credit for."

Barr mentioned one thing most Americans agree with: President Trump has accomplished a great deal, especially considering the resistance and pushback he's continually facing. It would be amazing to see what he could accomplish if he had Congress on his side. 

"You were attorney general for [President George H.W. Bush]. How were the styles different, H.W. Bush and Donald Trump?" the radio host asked.

"They're very different. I love both men," Barr replied. "H.W. was more low-key. He had a very strong interest in foreign policy that he really focuses his attention on."

"The interesting thing about President Trump is that he's very hands-on," the attorney general explained. "He'll bring people in to explain things to him. He'll reach down and bring the experts in."