(PresidentialHill.com)- Stephanie Ruhle, the liberal host of a show on MSNBC, said this week that she would stop following any person on Twitter who purchases the book that was just recently released by Bill Barr, the one-time attorney general who served under former President Donald Trump.
On Wednesday, Ruhle re-posted a tweet from Brian Stelter that announced that Barr’s book, “One Damn Thing After Another,” debuted in the number one spot on New York Times’ non-fiction best seller list. She then added the comment:
“Ok Twitter — WHO BOUGHT THE BOOK? Time to trim my follow list.”
In response to that tweet, another user replied back that Barr’s book has had so much success already, in part, because MSNBC had him on various shows three times so he could promote it. But, Ruhle was having none of that. She replied:
“Not on my show.”
Ruhle spent many years working the morning shift at MSNBC before recently transitioning to the 11 p.m. time slot to anchor the network’s “The 11th Hour” show. She replaced Brian Williams in that role. Ruhle also is a senior business correspondent for MSNBC’s partner network, NBC News.
Barr’s book revolves around the time he spent working with the Trump administration. It covers various topics of interesting, including the strife between him and Trump regarding the investigation into the laptop owned by Hunter Biden, Trump’s claims of election fraud regarding the 2020 presidential election, as well as the former attorney general’s opinions on the investigation into Russia’s alleged collusion in the 2016 presidential election by Robert Mueller.
Before the book was released on March 8, Barr told NPR in an interview that he would consider himself to be “toady” toward Trump. At the same time, he has continued to support Trump, despite many people throwing criticism his way.
That being said, there are many passages from the book that heavily criticize the former president. For example, The Washington Post, which received an advanced copy of the book, reported that Barr wrote he believes Trump “has shown he has neither the temperament nor persuasive powers” that leaders normally do.
“We need leaders not only capable of fighting and ‘punching,’ but also persuading and attracting — leaders who can frame, and advocate for, an uplifting vision of what it means to share in American citizenship.”
He even later wrote in the book that it was “dismaying” to him that it was possible that Trump could run for president again in 2024.
Barr went as far as to say that mainstream media’s overall description of his time serving Trump was “false.” He said that he believed he could be and also was independent in his role acting as the nation’s attorney general.
In December of 2020, Barr resigned from his post after weeks of criticism from Trump. The former president had lashed out at Barr after he said the Department of Justice didn’t find evidence of any widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election.