A new report has emerged shortly after Donald Trump selected Ken Starr to lead his impeachment defense team alongside attorney Alan Dershowitz that reveals Trump’s true feelings towards Starr.
According to the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake, Starr was once a target of Trump’s ire.
When Starr led the impeachment effort against former President Bill Clinton, Trump was not a fan.
“I think Ken Starr’s a lunatic,” Trump said at the time. “I really think that Ken Starr is a disaster.”
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“I really think that Ken Starr was terrible,” he added.
In another interview, this time with Geraldo Rivera when Hillary Clinton was running for state senator of New York, Trump brought up Starr’s name again.
“[Bill Clinton] had a very tough life the last few years,” Trump said. “I mean, what could be tougher than that? I mean, can you imagine those evenings when he’s just being lambasted by this crazy Ken Starr, who is a total wacko? There’s the guy. I mean, he is totally off his rocker.”
According to Blake, Trump had a change of feeling about Starr after the attorney started standing up for him on Fox News.
“Saying things that Trump likes on cable TV is a surefire way to gain his good graces, and Starr has certainly done that,” Blake writes. “Starr began appearing on Fox News during the early days of the Russia investigation to cast doubt on the evidence. And Trump noticed and quickly began hailing the legal analysis of the man he once repeatedly labeled a crazy person.”