President Trump told Americans Saturday morning to watch “Justice Jeanine” on Fox News. Jeanine Pirro started her show with a segment calling for House Speaker Paul Ryan to “step down.”
Trump publicly expressed confidence in Ryan after the White House-backed Obamacare replacement bill had to be pulled as there weren’t enough votes. However, there have been reports that President Trump and his allies are upset about Ryan’s performance as speaker.
Trump directed people through a tweet to watch Pirro, a former county court judge and district attorney. Her “opening statement” was, “Paul Ryan needs to step down as speaker of the house. The reason? He failed to deliver the votes on his healthcare bill.”
She said that “Americans elected the one man they believed could do it,” and that Speaker Ryan came in with his “swagger and experience” and sold Trump a “bill of goods which ends up a complete and total failure.”
“I want to be clear this is not on President Trump,” Pirro added.
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) March 26, 2017
The Fox News host insinuated that Ryan wanted the bill to fail as he knows “very well” the “inside workings of Washington” and the different demands of factions in Congress. “What was your agenda?” Pirro asked of Ryan. She said that his “loyalty was always in question.”
The former judge said that she hadn’t spoken with Trump about “any of this,” but that she could “only imagine that he and his aides took on healthcare because they believe you had his back and you didn’t.”
“The American people won’t forget this and neither should the president,” Pirro said.