Why did President Donald Trump tell his millions of Twitter followers to tune into Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Fox News show the same night she opened by calling for Paul Ryan to step down as House speaker? Reince Priebus claimed it was “coincidental” but The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah isn’t so sure.
“I don’t know Judge Jeanine, but if the president is telling me to watch her show, I’ve got to watch,” Noah said Monday night. “I mean, I’m on a green card, I’m not trying to break the law.”
“Paul Ryan needs to step down as Speaker of the House,” Pirro told viewers Saturday night after the Republican health care bill was scrapped. “You come in, with all your swagger and experience, and you sell him a bill of goods which ends up a complete and total failure.”
“Wow, that Fox News shit was insane,” Noah said. “In fact, it sounded just like North Korea’s propaganda news,” he added, before playing a clip of a similarly angry-sounding anchor.
Not only did Pirro blame Ryan, the host explained, but she also “heavily defended” Trump, in a way that “somehow also insulted him.”
“I want to be clear: this is not on President Trump,” Pirro said near the end of her rant. “No one expected a businessman to completely understand the nuances, the complicated ins and outs of Washington and its legislative process.”
“Wait, what?” Noah asked in response. “No one expected the president to be a president?” He said Pirro “sounded like a mom who’s blaming other kids for something her stupid son did willingly.”
“He’s the president!” Noah exclaimed, before imitating Pirro. “She’s like, ‘Paul Ryan, you should know better. You know my son doesn’t know anything about health care. Donny trusted you. He’s a slow boy, look at him!’”