Every administration has had thugs and liars.
The constant 'commercial' messages by - and mouthpiece of - this administration have been particularly successful at unearthing and riling up opposition to a frothy mass, & there's a ratings-hungry, largely irrelevant, old-world media all too willing to give that circus free advertising.
Dang, at least during the previous administration, it seems like you could go a few hours - maybe even days - without even hearing the president's name in the product they call (and formerly known as) 'news'.
As for the OP's rhetorical question, IDK - I haven't talked to Barr.
Do you trust every member of your family?