"What has happened is that this White House created this monster and it was even before this White House, you know, I would say Donald Trump created his own monster and now the monster.he created the monster in his own likeness and the monster has come back to bite him", Ryan said.
Today's briefing will undoubtedly gravitate around the increasingly-hot spat between Trump and former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman. "She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok".
Manigault-Newman cut the interview with Guthrie short, but not before stating that her book's title, "Unhinged", refers to Trump, who she believes is not "mentally competent" for the role of president.
The agreements may not even be enforceable, and White House counsel Don McGahn left at least some aides with the impression that this might be the case as he encouraged people to sign it.
But she did sign one as a Trump campaign official - and the Trump campaign has said it may sue, arguing she has breached a non-disparagement clause. "Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!" "I can't wait until Trump's forced to resign and President Mike Pence tweets 'Please ignore this disgruntled employee, he has no credibility!'" Ouch! Her promotional tour is going to be a very short one if she keeps being rude to her interviewers.
Now, CBS News has tape from Manigault Newman of Trump's advisers during the 2016 campaign allegedly discussing the president's use of the n-word.
Ms Manigault-Newman writes in her tell-all book: "Taken as a whole, all of her style rebellions have served the same goal".
The White House and Trump campaign have not provided responses to this new development and neither have Pierson or Patton, who denied the existence of the call in a tweet Monday night and called Omarosa's book a "work of fiction". "Goddamn it. I don't love you leaving at all".
On Sunday, she released an audio recording between her and White House chief of staff John Kelly inside the Situation Room, sparking security concerns for officials who are bound by an honor-code not to bring recording devices aboard the secure facility. "I don't have that word in my vocabulary, and never have", Trump tweeted, adding that Omarosa said "such wonderful and powerful things about me - a true Champion of Civil Rights - until she got fired".
"She knew that Celebrity Big Brother might be make-or-break for her landing a book deal and she maximized that moment", the insider source told The Daily Mail. "But when he talks that way, the way he did on this tape, it confirmed that he is truly a racist". "She's not a friend; she's a liar, and I would say she's evil".
"What has been definitively refuted is that we never had a call confirming that Frank Luntz, or anyone else, directly heard Donald J. Trump use derogatory language on this alleged tape", Patton and Pierson said.
"Savannah, slow down", was Manigault-Newman's response.