Conservative media personality Matt Drudge on Friday said he suspects Congress is intentionally undermining President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day MORE with legislative and policy hurdles and obstructions.
"I suspect there's a sabotage," Drudge said on Michael Savage's radio show.
"Do you know Obama had the stimulus package on his desk before Inauguration Day? What did this Congress give this great man. Nothing."
Drudge said that Trump’s young administration is in “crisis on many fronts,” describing a Congress intent on undermining his presidency and ungrateful media coalescing in a campaign against the real estate mogul.
He also argued that Trump “saved the media,” pointing to rising newspaper subscriptions and increasing viewership for television news networks since he began his presidential campaign.
The founder of the conservative Drudge Report website said that compounding that is a sense that Trump’s personality has been repressed in the White House.
“His personality is not being totally used here. The charm, the guy who ran the hotel, the guy that had a No. 1 TV show with ‘The Apprentice,’” Drudge said. “This is part of charisma. Charisma is needed in this job.”
“This isn’t just getting a bill through Congress. This is also charisma,” he added. “So I wish they would let him return to Donald Trump; the full Donald Trump.”
But Drudge also advised the president to stay behind the scenes more, focusing less on media appearances and public relations campaigns and more on fulfilling his campaign promises.
Updated: 2:15 p.m.