A new report from the Washington Post about how Donald Trump sought political advice from conservative TV personalities during his single term in office may offer us a better understanding of why his presidency failed and why Fox News host Jeanine Pirro drinks.
Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham told the House committee investigating January 6 that Trump was in constant contact with people like Sean Hannity, Brian Kilmeade, Lou Dobbs, and Laura Ingraham throughout his time in the Oval Office.
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According to WaPo, Grisham said that “West Wing staffers would simply roll their eyes in frustration as they scrambled to respond to the influence of the network’s hosts, who weighed in on everything from personnel to messaging strategy.”
But there was one Fox News personality who felt left out of the game. Former judge/boxed wine aficionado Jeanine Pirro often became jealous that Trump would talk to her colleagues more than her.
Pirro, several Trump aides said, often became irate if the former president did not appear on her show frequently enough in her view, especially if he had been on Hannity’s show several times prior.
Fox shows were so important to the president that White House staffers were determined to get guests booked on them, even forcing staffers to take weekend shifts appearing on Pirro’s show after Pirro complained she couldn’t get a guest — and the former president also called in himself.
In other words, Pirro was like the Tiffany Trump of Fox News hosts in Trump’s eyes. He would occasionally use her when it was convenient for him–sort of like when he had Tiffany give that “LGBTQ for Trump” speech–but she clearly wasn’t his favorite.
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Despite all this, Trump did Pirro plenty of favors over the years. In addition to helping her get PPE at the beginning of the pandemic, in the last 45 minutes of his presidency, issued a last-minute full pardon to her ex-husband, Al Pirro Jr., who previously served a prison term for tax evasion.
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Here’s what people on Twitter are saying about Trump and Pirro’s weird relationship…
Sorry Jeanine. Trumpworld is a man’s world. https://t.co/MH65DkSmFx
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) January 9, 2022
If you need coaching from Jeanine Pirro you have hit rock bottom !
— I Want My Country Back ! (@mcford77) January 6, 2022
Excuse me while I call Jeanine Pirro for a nice boxed wine suggestion to pair w/ my Velveeta cheese tray. https://t.co/nr4NkYIE85
— Just Listen to Hillary (@HillaryIsComing) January 9, 2022
After all this time, all the sexual assault allegations, the pussy-grabbing comment, the porn star with the rolled up magazine & the 3 bought and paid-for wives…
Jeanine didn’t already know Trump treats women like sh!t?
— MicheleCr01🇺🇸 (@MicheleCr01) January 10, 2022
Quick! Call Jeanine Pirro! https://t.co/psNPxSjVFT
— One of the 1A people (@evoweb) January 8, 2022
In this one thing I empathize and agree with trump. .lol
— Larry Rosenthal (@LarryRosenthal) January 9, 2022
That’s what drove her up drink. Well, to drink more than usual.
— Lyle Scout (@fartyowls1) January 9, 2022
Every drunk I know has a low self esteem. She’s no different.
— 2nd to Last Jedi (@twig_the) January 9, 2022
Can you imagine Jeanine Pirro giving advice. With a Laura Ingraham back up. pic.twitter.com/KikCVO6lGp
— JMD (@BWI737) January 6, 2022
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.
I wouldn’t want to talk to her either.
What a terrible thing to say about Tiffany trump. She never appears drunk on television spouting untruths. She is always perfectly sober right there in the back row behind Eric’s wife holding the coats.
Do we know yet how often he grabbed her p*ssy?
With the possible exception of Ivanka who married a really rich real estate heir(not Robert Durst), the Florida Flounder treats all women as second class citizens. So, for me the comparison of the boozy former traffic court judge with Tiffany doesn’t work. Also, there are plenty of starving children around the world who would happily trade places with Tiffany.
Trump doesn’t respect women. He has two uses for women:
B) Flattering his ego
If a woman isn’t attractive and isn’t flattering him, he has no use for her. If she dares to stand up to him, he’ll attack her looks.