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 Trump 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 Drudge, 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.
One conservative commentator said that the Drudge website was “like reading CNN these days” and another called Drudge “anti-Trumper number one.”
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) October 23, 2019
— Jamie Weinstein (@Jamie_Weinstein) October 24, 2019
Trump misspeaks, says Colorado instead of California, and Drudge makes it his top headline. WTF happened to Drudge? His website is like reading CNN these days. pic.twitter.com/oOnazMUEo1
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) October 23, 2019
does anyone know what @realDonaldTrump did to @DRUDGE to cause him to go from great news aggregation provider to anti-Trumper number one? Here’s a guy who did great work for so many years seemingly gone completely TDS. What gives?
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) October 23, 2019
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 Polis (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.