At 9 pm on Saturday, Fox News commentator Jeanine Pirro called for House Speaker Paul Ryan to step down from his leadership position after failing to pass a health care bill this week, on her show Justice.
Here's the kicker: Earlier in the day, President Donald Trump told the nation to tune in and watch her say it.
The unusual timing sent the internet spinning: Was Trump, an avid Fox News consumer, sending political messages through the network?
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Trump's administration and Ryan's staff say no — it was just a coincidence, and Trump tweeted it because "he loves Judge Jeanine." Meanwhile, prominent pro-Trump voices — such as those at Breitbart — have been panning Ryan for the failed bill since it was introduced three weeks ago.
Whether pure coincidence, which it might very well be, or an unusual political move on Trump's part, the president's past Twitter antics have allowed for the online conspiracy theories to run rampant. After all, this wouldn't be the first time he's used Twitter to go after Ryan.