President Trump made a tweet urging his followers to watch Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro. The bombastic commentator started her show at 9pm on Saturday by calling for Speaker Paul Ryan’s resignation.
Pirro made an opening statement saying that Ryan needs to step down as Speaker of the House. The main reason behind Pirro’s statement was that Ryan failed to deliver the votes on Trump’s healthcare bill which was meant to repeal and replace Obamacare.
She also called out on Speaker Ryan by saying that he came in with all his swagger and experience and sold a bill of goods which ended up as a complete and total failure.
Pirro’s fierce comments on Ryan were notable because they came hours after Trump tweeted to encourage his followers to watch justice with Judge Jeanine.
Most of the times that President Trump has urged people to watch TV shows, he often appeared on them.
However, Pirro suggested that she had not coordinated her statement with President Trump. Pirro said that she had not spoken with the President about any of her comments.
Pirro invited on her show. President Trump’s counter-terrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka has also appeared on the show.
Trump told Ryan to pull the Republican healthcare bill after learning that there were not enough votes in support among House Republicans.
The incident marked President Trump’s first legislative defeat. Surprisingly, Mr. Trump was following up on the seven years of rhetoric from Republicans who campaigned on a pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare.
President Trump initially blamed Democrats for not backing the GOP healthcare bill. Mr. Trump also warned that Obamacare would explode on its own.
It’s now evident that President Trump is moving on to other priorities such as tax reform. The New York Times reported that the Reince Priebus and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price had been blamed for the failure on the healthcare plan.
White House Press secretary Sean Spicer and Trump said that they appreciated Ryan's effort to get the bill passed despite the criticism from some Trump allies over the failed effort.
Pirro pointed out that no one expected a businessman to completely understand the complicated ins and outs of Washington and its legislative process.
She also suggested that President Trump did not know who the people that he could rely on. In conclusion, Pirro made it clear that Ryan was the major cause of the failure and not President Trump.