President Donald Trump got some bad news.
In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, the President was struck by an extreme act of disloyalty.
And Donald Trump was just betrayed by this former ally. What they did will put your jaw on the floor.
Along with Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge was one of the founding fathers of conservative media.
The Drudge Report became millions of Americans’ – including many left-wing journalists – go-to news source after Drudge broke the story in 1998 that Newsweek spied a story about President Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.
But over the last six to twelve months, readers began to notice that the Drudge Report often times echoed the fake news media’s attacks on President Trump.
The last straw was a recent Drudge headline attacking President Trump for stating that America passed the peak.
“DISINGENUOUS DRUDGE: Headline ‘NO PEAK YET: U.S. deaths set single-day record’ is sensationalistic & misleading. Deaths are a LAGGING indicator, by weeks. Daily new US cases of COVID-19 peaked April 4. New cases have been rolling over ever since. Deaths will follow the downtrend,” investigative journalist Paul Sperry tweeted.
President Trump retweeted Sperry’s fact check of Drudge’s false claim about President Trump and added that he “gave up” on Drudge.
“I gave up on Drudge (a really nice guy) long ago, as have many others. People are dropping off like flies!” the President wrote.
In a stunning betrayal, Drudge offered a rare public statement to fake news CNN of all places disputing the President’s assertion that Drudge lost traffic after moving to the left.
“The past 30 days has been the most eyeballs in Drudge Report’s 26 year-history,” Drudge told fake news CNN. “Heartbreaking that it has been under such tragic circumstances.”
Fake news CNN also reported on cherry-picked web traffic statistics:
In fact, page view data directly from the Drudge Report’s server, provided to CNN by a person with access to the numbers, shows no significant traffic dips since January 2019. The data shows a significant traffic surge in March, up to 1.2 billion page views from 781 million page views in February.
Additionally, data from Quantcast, a web analytics firm, showed that the Drudge Report had 201 million visits in November, 2016, a high-traffic month given it was the climax of the 2016 presidential election.
In the last 30 days, however, the Drudge Report has received 228 million visits, according to Quantcast.
But these numbers are misleading because as the coronavirus pandemic raged, all news sites saw increased visits.
The truth of the matter is that in the second half of 2019, Drudge saw a decline in popularity.
From mid-September to mid-December in 2019, the web traffic measuring service Alexa showed the Drudge Report fell from the 637th ranked website to the 844th.
In addition, between July and November 2019, Drudge lost 29 percent of it visits to his website.
American Patriot Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.