"There is a deliberateness to this, in my opinion," said Mr. Rudell, a longtime Drudge-watcher. "It's been happening for over 100 days straight. There's no sign of it changing, and so the question then becomes for me, why?"
"Trump's approval numbers haven't changed much in the past year," Mr. Rudell said. "But Drudge's editorializing of Trump has. So it's reasonable to expect that some conservative Drudge readers — those who have stuck by Trump — would look elsewhere."