Trump tweets his people have all left Drudge
President Trump for a second day in row aimed criticism at Matt Drudge and The Drudge Report on Monday, claiming all of his supporters had abandoned the pioneering conservative news aggregator.
“Our people have all left Drudge. He is a confused MESS, has no clue what happened,” Trump tweeted Monday. “Down 51%. @DRUDGE They like REVOLVER and others!”
It was unclear what the 51 percent figure referenced, but on Sunday Trump tweeted a blog post claiming traffic to The Drudge Report had declined 40 percent.
Our people have all left Drudge. He is a confused MESS, has no clue what happened. Down 51%. @DRUDGE They like REVOLVER and others!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2020
While Drudge was a major figure in the development of the online conservative media ecosystem, Trump and his allies have been increasingly critical of him.
Revolver, the outlet Trump mentioned, is one of several more vocally pro-Trump Drudge alternatives that have appeared in recent months. The president retweeted Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) promoting the outlet as a Drudge alternative earlier in the month.
In July, Tucker Carlson, whose Fox News show is regular viewing for the president, called Drudge “firmly a man of the progressive left.”
Trump also lashed out after Drudge highlighted the president’s denial of having been hospitalized for “mini-strokes.” On Sunday, Trump tweeted that the blogger was “bleeding profusely, and is no longer ‘hot’.”