Right-Wing Troll Matt Drudge Is Growing Impatient with the Trump Administration's Incompetence
Two weeks into Donald Trump's presidency, Matt Drudge is already baffled by the total incompetence of his own party.
"White House eyeing executive order targeting 'conflict minerals' rule... Meanwhile, is Obamacare penalty tax still in place?" he asked in a (now deleted) tweet.
Drudge also took aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's now-infamous silencing of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on the senate floor Tuesday night.
"No Obamacare repeal, tax cuts! But Republicans vote to shut Warren? Only know how to be opposition not lead! DANGER," Drudge remarked.
On Thursday, Fox News weighed in on the conservative firebrand's frustrations.
"Drudge is making it very clear, sending a warning shot, that Republicans better move and move fast on these issues that President Trump as well as the GOP have focused on, two being, repeal and replace Obamacare and tax reform," said Mercedes Schlapp, a GOP strategist and former media director for President George W. Bush.
She also noted that Trump's following may not be so forgiving of the "slow moving machine" of Congress.
"It becomes quite a challenge when you have those who are out there like Drudge who've been honed in and understanding this populist movement and understanding the disappointments coming from GOP establishment and he's just reminding them that they've got to make sure that they move fast, as well as push forward on these campaign promises," she warned.
Richard Fowler, a Democratic activist and interim director of Generational Alliance, agreed.
"Matt Drudge is right this time, and I agree with him," Fowler said. "Republicans campaigned on repealing Obamacare, pulling it out from the roots, getting rid of every word... they talked about lowering corporate tax rates, we haven't seen a bill to do that yet either. Instead, we've seen these poorly put together executive orders, we've seen battles over some unqualified cabinet secretaries and we haven't really seen the Republicans do what they campaigned on."
"Donald Trump campaigned as a populist," he continued. "He's not passing populist policies... Republicans who voted for him, that's what they want, and they're not getting it."