The rift between Donald Trump and establishment Republicans has been ongoing since the early days of the 2016 presidential election. After the GOP health care bill failed to gain enough support to even be put up for a vote, Trump was clear in who he thought was to blame.

Ryan on Trump

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president back in June 2015, the consensus was that he would soon flame out and be seen as nothing more than a joke candidate. However, as the former host of "The Apprentice" gained steam and his popularity increased, establishment Republicans became worried that their party would be overtaken by the controversial Trump.

After Trump was named the party's nominee, opposition to the billionaire real estate mogul continued, which seemed to reach a fever pitch just a month before the election when the now infamous Access Hollywood tapes were released to the public. Fast forward to present day and Trump and the GOP have new issues to worry about, most notably the aforementioned failed health care bill. After it was reported that the president put some of the blame on the bill's failure on House Speaker Paul Ryan, the president tweeted his supporters to watch Judge Jeanine Pirro on Fox News, who ended up calling for the speaker's resignation. As seen on CBS "This Morning" on March 30, Ryan gave his thoughts on the situation.

(Ryan's comments about Trump's Fox News tweet start at 2:35 in the above video.)

Joining CBS News host Norah O'Donnell was Paul Ryan, who gave his reaction to Donald Trump's tweet that appeared to be the promotion of him losing his job as the Speaker of the House. "He called me, he actually was very apologetic about it," Ryan said of the issue.

"In that he said, 'I had no idea that that’s what she was gonna talk about...I thought she was going to talk about something else.'" Ryan said of his conversation with Trump, adding, "So really that was completely coincidental." Ryan went on to insist on multiple occasions that Trump thought Jeanine Pirro was going to talk about other issues, possibly about the Russian scandal, while noting that he trusts the president.

Fractured party

Despite this, during the same interview, Paul Ryan warned Republicans that if they didn't get behind the commander in chief, Donald Trump could soon ditch the GOP when it comes to health care and just work out a deal with the Democrats. While Ryan and Trump appear on the same page in public, it's unknown what their relationship is like behind the scenes.

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