Drudge faces conservative pushback after mocking Trump's Colorado wall comment

The conservative and influential Drudge Report on Thursday faced pushback from other conservatives after mocking President TrumpDonald John TrumpAdvisor: Sanders could beat Trump in Texas Bloomberg rips Sanders over Castro comments What coronavirus teaches us for preventing the next big bio threat MORE over his comment about building a wall in Colorado.

The Drudge Report featured an altered map of the U.S. to include the Mexican border extending up to the border of the Rocky Mountain State, leading some conservative media observers to push back on the conservative blog, noting that they think it seems that Matt DrudgeMatthew (Matt) Nathan DrudgeClinton asked if she'd be Bloomberg's vice president: 'Oh no' Billy Eichner to play Matt Drudge in Clinton-focused 'American Crime Story' Drudge faces conservative pushback after mocking Trump's Colorado wall comment MORE, the site's founder, has recently soured on the president.

"We're building a wall in Colorado," the Drudge Report headline reads across the top of the website.

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One conservative commentator said that the Drudge website was "like reading CNN these days" and another called Drudge "anti-Trumper number one."

 

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In a speech from Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Trump said that he was "building a wall in Colorado" after talking about wall construction in neighboring New Mexico.

"We’re building a wall on the border of New Mexico and we’re building a wall in Colorado, we’re building a beautiful wall, a big one that really works, that you can’t get over, you can’t get under, and we’re building a wall in Texas. We’re not building a wall in Kansas but they get the benefit of the walls we just mentioned,” said Trump during the speech.

Colorado Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisDemocratic governors worried about drawn-out 2020 fight Overnight Energy: Trump officials finalize plans to shrink Bears Ears, Grand Staircase | Trump backs off support for Yucca Mountain nuke waste site | BLM leadership expanded Colorado oil drilling over staff objections BLM leadership expanded oil drilling in Colorado over local staff objections MORE (D) mocked Trump for his comments.

“Well this is awkward ... Colorado doesn’t border Mexico,” Polis wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday. 

“Good thing Colorado now offers free full day kindergarten so our kids can learn basic geography,” he added.

Expanding the wall along the U.S. southern border has been a focus of the Trump presidency after serving as one of his top campaign promises in 2016.