President Donald Trump is doing just great after the Republican healthcare bill failed to make it to a vote Friday, thank you so much.
No heads will roll for that humiliating defeat. Especially not the Just Cuts noggin of House Speaker Paul Ryan. It’s all love and affection and onwards and upwards on Pennsylvania Avenue.
So, please don’t read anything into the fact Trump told his 27 million Twitter followers to watch Justice with Judge Jeanine on Fox News at 9 p.m Saturday, in which the host absolutely eviscerated the Speaker and called for him to resign.
It was just coincidence, surely, that Jeanine Pirro tore Ryan limb from limb.
“Speaker Ryan, you come in with all your swagger and experience and you sell them a bill of goods that ends up a complete and total failure.
And you allow our president in his first 100 days to come out of the box like that, based on what Your legislative expertise, your knowledge of the arcane ins and outs of the bill writing-process? Your relationships? What? Your drinks at the Hay Adams with your pals?”
“I want to be clear: this is not on President Trump. No one expected a business man to completely understand the nuances … of Washington,” Pirro went on, fulsomely defending the president in a way Trump definitely did not intend for America to hear.
The Fox anchor insisted she had not spoken to Trump directly. Nevertheless, in her honest opinion, he is handling the healthcare collapse “with dignity.”
White House press secretary Sean Spicer downplayed Trump’s tweet earlier Saturday. According to the Washington Post, Spicer said Trump tweeted only because he was a fan of Pirro’s show.
In any case, no one noticed that little Trump-Pirro coincidence apart from most of the internet.
Today’s mini-play, courtesy of reality:
Trump: Watch Jeanine Pirro’s show tonight!
Pirro: Paul Ryan must resign!
Ryan: Wait, what?
— Ben Greenman (@bengreenman) March 26, 2017
The White House has been contacted for comment.