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 TrumpDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Trump confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott 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 PolisProtesters surround Aurora Police precinct after photos emerge of officers mocking Elijah McClain's death Officer involved in taking pictures mocking Elijah McClain resigns Colorado governor closes bars amid rise in virus cases 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.