President Trump said Wednesday that Attorney General William Barr did a “fantastic” job testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee — and accused the three 2020 Democratic hopefuls who questioned him of acting like “lunatics” during the hearing.
The president’s comments came just hours after Barr was grilled by the panel for the first time since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report.
“He did a fantastic job today I am told,” Trump said via phone on Fox Business’ “Trish Regan Primetime.” “I got to see some of it. He did a fantastic job.”
Trump also pushed back against calls from Democratic lawmakers for Barr to resign.
“I haven’t even heard that,” Trump said. “It is so ridiculous, he is an outstanding man . . . I heard he really performed incredibly well today.”