Former Attorney General William Barr has become the subject of significant mockery after the title of his new book, a memoir, became public.
Barr's memoir, One Damn Thing After Another, is slated for a March 8 release and, according to its promotional material, promises to be a "vivid and forthright" account of his time in Washington, during which he served under former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Donald Trump.
The book is only the latest in a long line of books by former members of the Trump administration eager to capitalize off their time in office and many took to social media to criticize it for being a cash grab and accused Barr of furthering and legitimizing former President Trump's lies about the integrity of the 2020 general election.
Others simply used the opportunity to lampoon its title, and the jokes practically wrote themselves.
Barr was once one of former President Trump’s most loyal defenders, though their relationship soured when Barr pushed back against Trump’s claims that the 2020 general election was fraudulent.
Trump had counted on Barr to back him and was angered when Barr, several weeks after the election, announced that he has “not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election."
The two reportedly had a “contentious” meeting after Trump summoned Barr to the White House following an announcement from the Department of Justice (DOJ) that it did not find evidence to support Trump's claims.
Barr had told The Associated Press about the DOJ's findings and his interview angered the former President, who has continued to push baseless conspiracy theories and previously mounted flimsy legal efforts in a bid to overturn election results.
Barr also fell out of favor with Trump when he declined to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden’s business dealings, arguing that those investigations are already being handled by attorneys within the DOJ.
Conspiracy theories about Hunter Biden's business dealings have been a favorite in conservative circles for some time.
A 2020 New York Post investigation published emails suggesting Hunter Biden introduced his father, President Joe Biden, to an executive with Burisma Holdings––a Ukrainian gas firm––in 2015.
The story received criticism for shaky reporting and Twitter's attempts to block the news outlet from sharing the story received criticism from Republicans who accused the tech giant of censoring conservative voices.