Conservative media pundit Matt Drudge on Friday said that he believes that Congress may be deliberately trying to sabotage President Trump.
“I suspect there’s a sabotage,” Drudge said on Michael Savage’s show. “Do you know Obama had the stimulus package on his desk before Inauguration Day? What did this Congress give this great man. Nothing.”
The conservative icon tried to make the case that Congress is drowning Trump’s agenda by hurling legislative and policy hurdles and obstructive behavior.
He also said that Trump’s young administration is in “crisis on many fronts,” calling out Congress for undermining his presidency and an ungrateful media gelling in a campaign against him.
Drudge credited the President with saving the media noting rising newspaper subscriptions and increasing viewership for cable news networks since the start of his presidential bid.
“His personality is not being totally used here. The charm, the guy who ran the hotel, the guy that had a No. 1 TV show with ‘The Apprentice,'” Drudge said. “This is part of charisma. Charisma is needed in this job,” he added, arguing that the real estate mogul’s personality is being repressed inside the confines of the White House.
“This isn’t just getting a bill through Congress. This is also charisma,” he added. “So I wish they would let him return to Donald Trump, the full Donald Trump.”
At the same time, Drudge called on the President to stay more behind the scenes, something that seems inconsistent with being “the full Donald Trump.” But Drudge wants him to focus less on media appearances and public relations campaigns and more on pushing his campaign promises.
Here’s the full segment: