Publicly, President Donald Trump has praised House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) following the failure of the Republican party's health-care bill, a long-promised "repeal and replace" of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
But privately, Trump appears to be sending signals he wasn't pleased with Ryan's performance.
Saturday morning, Trump issued a strange comment on Twitter, encouraging followers to watch Justice With Judge Jeanine on Fox News Saturday night.
"Paul Ryan needs to step down as Speaker of the House," Pirro bellowed to begin her show. "The reason? He failed to deliver the votes on his healthcare bill.
"It failed within the first 70 days of President Donald Trump's administration, a president who made the replacement of Obamacare the hallmark of his campaign and then used valuable political capital to accomplish it," Pirro continued, placing the full blame at Ryan's feet while downplaying Trump's role in the high-profile failure
"Speaker Ryan, you come in with all your swagger and experience and you sell 'em 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 said. "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?"
After her scathing commentary against Ryan, Pirro said she "certainly" did not coordinate with the White House about the segment, and hadn't spoken to the president "about any of this."
"When he tweeted, 'Watch Judge Jeanine tonight,' he and I had absolutely no conversation, no discussion, no email, nothing," Pirro said.
Sebastian Gorka, Trump's controversial deputy assistant who has been under fire over reports to ties to a Nazi-allied group in Hungary, also appeared on the show.
The White House did not immediately respond to comment.