It's time for Paul Ryan to quit as House speaker

"Paul Ryan needs to step down as speaker of the House", she said in kicking off her show.

Whether Ryan manages to hold on or not, the health-care debacle unmasked him as lacking both the intellectual and political heft to ride herd on a divided Republican Party in Congress.

Ryan's task wasn't a layup, but seven years is a long time.

The White House refused to commit Monday to defunding Planned Parenthood in an upcoming must-pass spending bill, a sign it's looking to avoid a government shutdown over the hot-button issue. During the worst weekend of the Trump campaign, when Mr. Trump was under siege over an 11-year-old outtake from "Access Hollywood", he told aides that he would do an interview with Ms. Pirro to defend himself, according to a person with direct knowledge of the conversation. "No one expected a businessman to completely understand the nuances, the complicated ins and outs of Washington and its legislative process", Pirro said. "The president is a deal maker, and Ronald Reagan cut some of his most important deals with Democrats".

On Sunday morning, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" that the President's tweet to tune into a show that would skewer Ryan was merely "coincidental", and that Trump was trying to do his friend Pirro a favor, not insinuate Ryan should resign. Wallace pushed back with an: "Oh, come on".

Trevor Noah was so shocked by Judge Jeanine Pirro's rant against Paul Ryan on Fox News that he compared it to North Korean propaganda.

Trump also reportedly was miffed that his son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner, took a family ski trip to Aspen rather than staying in Washington during the pivotal week for the healthcare bill.

The Republicans are more afraid of the media than they are of you the voter.

After delivering her commentary, Pirro said that there had been no coordination with Trump in her messaging.

Trump's comments "were outstanding as he showed enormous humility on the defeat of the Republican replacement bill", radio host Mark Levin said. "Just remember when it explodes, this is their bill not ours".

Or maybe the task was too much, not just for Paul Ryan, but for anybody at this point.

The first 100 days of a presidency are crucial in determining how said presidency will turn out.

"We feel very good, and it is because we have been negotiating and listening to one another, improving this bill, making refinements to it so we can get to the sweet spot of the consensus-building that can pass", he said.

So tax reform is now the big ticket item, and as we have heard, perhaps optimistically, from both Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin the wheels are in motion to focus on the budget, debt ceiling and redesigning the tax code.

In each of those states, including especially razor thin margins over Clinton in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, it was the Trumpocrats who delivered the win-and the White House-to President Trump.