Judge Jeanine Pirro had a unique opportunity Saturday night after President Donald Trump encouraged Americans to watch her show on Fox News.
And she definitely didn’t waste the presidential plug.
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Her opening statement was a bold one on “Justice with Judge Jeanine”, saying House Speaker Paul Ryan needs to step down due to his failure to pass the health bill that he has had the last seven years to prepare.
She defended the president, saying, “Folks, I want to be clear: this is NOT on President Trump. No one expected a businessman to completely understand the nuances, the complicated ins and outs of Washington and its legislative process. How would he know which individuals upon whom he would be able to rely? Many of them are friends and establishment colleagues of Speaker Ryan.”
She continued to blame Ryan for being woefully unprepared to pass the health bill and ultimately letting Trump down.
Not only did he completely sabotage the health bill, but Pirro argues this failure of Trump’s administration could have lasting damages.
“Mr. President, all reports are that you wanted to handle the tax cuts first but that Ryan convinced you go to with healthcare,” she continued, “Not only has he hurt you with the healthcare debacle but the ripples will hurt you as you try to overhaul the tax code will come back at you.”
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While Trump has publicly given his support to Ryan, rumors are swirling about the timing of Trump’s tweet regarding Pirro’s show. Does it show he approves of Pirro’s call for Ryan’s resignation?
Watch @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews tonight at 9:00 P.M.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017
Both Trump and Pirro denied any conversation regarding the show or his tweet, and claim that Trump was not associated with the content of Saturday night’s show.
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus defended the relationship between Trump and Ryan on “Fox News Sunday” saying, “There is no preplanning here,” claiming Trump tweeted about Pirro’s show, “because he loves Judge Jeanine.”
— The Horn News editorial team