Despite what it might have looked like, President Donald Trump wasn't throwing shade at House Speaker Paul Ryan in a conspicuous tweet promoting a Fox News show, representatives for both Trump and Ryan said Sunday.
On Saturday, the commander-in-chief urged his 27 million Twitter followers to "Watch @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews tonight at 9:00 P.M."
The tweet seemed fairly innocuous — if a bit commercial — at first, but it took on deeper meaning when host Jeanine Pirro used the top of her show, "Justice With Judge Jeanine," to slam Ryan, R-Wisconsin, over his handling of the failed health care overhaul last week, going as far as calling on Ryan to step down.
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"Paul Ryan needs to step down as speaker of the House," Pirro declared. "He failed to deliver the votes on his health care bill."
Pirro also said Trump wasn't to blame for the bill's failure to come to a vote.