Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz went after the Drudge Report Monday, telling a radio host that the popular conservative website had in effect become an arm of the Donald Trump campaign.
“Look, Drudge Report over the years has done a good job highlighting the excesses of the left and the excesses of liberalism and about the past month the Drudge Report has basically become the attack site for the Donald Trump campaign,” Cruz told radio host Mike Slater.
He added, “And so every day they have the latest Trump attack. They’e directed at me. By all appearances, Roger Stone now decides what’s on Drudge. And most days, they have six month old article that is some attack on me and it’s whatever the Trump campaign is pushing that day will be the banner headline on Drudge.”
The Texas senator continued his attack on the Drudge Report.
“By the way, they no longer cover news,” he said. “Remember they used to have things like election results? They don’t put those on Drudge anymore. When we win a state, suddenly the state doesn’t matter. You know Colorado — there was no red siren on Drudge when we won all 34 delegates in Colorado. That wasn’t news, because, I mean listen, that’s fine.”
“If people want to get on the Trump train, they can,” Cruz added. “I actually think we need real and meaningful solutions to the problems in this country, and as president my focus is going to be on three things: jobs, freedom and security.”
The Drudge Report reacted to Cruz’s criticism by juxtaposing it next to a story of him praising the website in January.
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