Has Trump Lost Drudge? 'Heads Will Roll,' Conservative Warns

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President Donald Trump speaks during a "Made in America" products showcase event at the White House on July 17. Carlos Barria/Reuters

Matt Drudge, the man behind influential right-wing website The Drudge Report, seemed to issue a stern warning Wednesday to the White House on Twitter.

"Heads Will Roll..." Drudge wrote ominously in a post accompanied by a picture detailing the president's falling approval rating as measured by Rasmussen Reports, a company that is often seen as right-leaning and has typically put out better results for the president, compared with other surveys. The latest figure from Rasmussen had Trump at just 42 percent approval, tied for his all-time low in its daily tracker.

Drudge, of course, could be hinting that the president will fire someone or several people in the White House. It seems every prominent Trump aide has been rumored to be nearly on his or her way out at one point or another—perhaps most notable among them White House press secretary Sean Spicer and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

Drudge, however, has been a prominent Trump supporter for a while. He reportedly even met with the president in the Oval Office during Trump's first 100 days in office. His Drudge Report, where he is the founder and editor, is a prominent right-wing site that links out to stories from around the web, usually attaching a snappy headline to the link. It can direct thousands of eyeballs to news that either helps or hurts the president.

So it made headlines when the website last week featured explosive reports detailing Donald Trump Jr.'s emails that set up a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer, with the goal of obtaining dirt on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. A link to an article on Trump Jr. was featured at the top of the site, accompanied by the headline "THE EMAIL" and a photo of Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. It left many observers wondering if the president had lost the support of one of the conservative media's most influential figures.

On Wednesday, The Drudge Report led with the headline "DC HOT MESS: WILL THEY BOTCH TAXES NEXT?" That followed the Tuesday headline "MOST UNPRODUCTIVE CONGRESS IN 164 YEARS."

Matt Drudge's tweet Wednesday might not indicate he's ready to fully abandon the president, but it's at least noteworthy that the prominent conservative is posting about Trump's failings and has become a regular critic of GOP leadership. Many of the links on The Drudge Report also seem to take issue with infighting among Republicans, "Tensions reach new high between Trump, Republicans...," read one link. "A party at war with itself...," read another, in part.

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