The Drudge Report, created by Matt Drudge in 1995, has long had incredible influence on Conservative politics. The site was one of the first to break the Monica Lewinsky story in 1998. In 2004, the Drudge Report helped push the John Kerry Swiftboat Conspiracy theory which damaged the Democrats campaign.
But Drudge has slowly been moving away from being a Republican partisan. This has certainly been noticed by figures like Tucker Carlson who recently called him, “a man of the progressive left.” Drudge has also feuded with Donald Trump. On Friday, Drudge got the last word by posting an excerpt from Trump’s, The Art of the Deal. The excerpt pointed out that con men could only run their con for so long.
Trump wrote in the 1987 book, “You can’t con people, at least not for long,” the excerpt reads. “You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don’t deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.”
The post continued, “I’d never understood how Jimmy Carter became the president. The answer is that as poorly qualified as he was for the job, Jimmy Carter had the nerve, the guys, the balls, to ask for something extraordinary. But then, of course, the American people caught on pretty quickly that Carter couldn’t do the job, and he lost in a landslide when he ran for reelection.”
Trump has yet to comment on the slam from Drudge.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.