On Saturday morning, President Trump told his Twitter followers to watch "Justice with Judge Jeanine" on Fox News at 9 p.m. that night.
That's not abnormal for Trump. But the content of that show surprised some viewers. Host Jeanine Pirro called for House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to step down as speaker for failing to get the American Health Care Act through the House.
Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus said the tweet and the show's message were "coincidental" on "Fox News Sunday."
Here's Trump's tweet.
Here's a clip of Pirro calling for Ryan's resignation. She doesn't exactly mince words.
Trump's tweet, in light of Pirro's remarks, struck some observers as odd.
Regarding the Trump/Ryan/Pirro drama that's gaining steam on social ... I just don't think Trump is that calculated. My two cents...— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) March 26, 2017
But others insisted Trump didn't do it intentionally.
Priebus said as much on Sunday, adding that Trump "thinks Paul Ryan is a great speaker of the House." He said Trump tweeted about Pirro because "he loves Judge Jeanine."
Pirro told the Post there had been "absolutely no conversation, no discussion, no email, nothing," before Trump's tweet.
And a spokeswoman for Ryan said his relationship to Trump was "stronger than ever right now," despite the AHCA's defeat.