Trump’s tweet ‘had nothing to do’ with Paul Ryan, his aides say

March 26, 2017 3:00 pm

Speaker of the
House departs after delivering remarks and taking questions
at a press conference at the US Capitol after President Trump’s
healthcare bill was pulled from the floor of the House of
Representatives March 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

In an effort to avoid more
fights with , aides to US House Speaker Paul Ryan say the
president’s recent tweet “had nothing to do” with the Wisconsin
Republican.

Trump, who had vowed to repeal and replace
Obamacare, was embarrassed Friday over failing to gain enough support
from his own party’s members in the House of Representatives, which made
Ryan pull the bill from consideration.
The president reacted in
part by encouraging his Twitter followers to watch a TV show called
“Justice with Judge Jeanine,” in which the host starts by calling on
Ryan to step down as the speaker.
Judge Jeanine Pirro accused the
Wisconsin lawmaker of having “failed to deliver the votes on his
healthcare bill, one trumpeted to repeal and replace Obamacare.”

US President Donald Trump and Judge Jeanine Pirro

“You
come in with all your swagger and experience and sell them a bill of
goods which 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?”
Pirro furthers assured viewers that Trump is not
to blame for the fiasco as he is just a businessman and unaware of
Washington .
“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 on what individuals he could
rely? Ryan has hurt you going forward, and he’s got to go.”
In an
effort to calm the situation, Ryan’s aides told NBC on Sunday that
the two politicians held talks earlier in the day and that Trump’s tweet
was not meant to undermine the speaker or serve as a call for his
resignation.
“The president was clear his tweet had nothing to do
with the speaker,” his aides said. “They are both eager to get back to
work on the agenda.”

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