As you may have seen, Newsweek published a news story on Thanksgiving about how President Trump was spending his holiday.
The headline was titled as to reflect him as playing on Twitter and playing golf. They were in for a rude awakening when they found out that he had made a trip to Afghanistan to serve a Thanksgiving meal to the troops deployed there.
According to Breitbart,
President Donald Trump mocked Newsweek after they reported Thursday he spent Thanksgiving golfing and tweeting. In fact, the president was secretly traveling to Afghanistan to visit deployed American troops.
The Newsweek story, first published at 10:16 a.m., was later updated to reflect the president’s visit.
“This story has been substantially updated and edited at 6:17 pm EST to reflect the president’s surprise trip to Afghanistan,” read an editors note after Trump Jr. mocked the news outlet.
The Washington Post sold Newsweek in 2010 for a dollar and changed hands several times before ending its print magazine in 2012. In 2018, Newsweek split from IBT Media into a standalone company.
A similar situation happened when President Trump visited the troops in Iraq during Christmas in 2018. NBC News reported Trump was the first president since 2002 not to visit the troops at Christmastime, while he was secretly traveling to Iraq, prompting widespread ridicule from Trump staff and his supporters.
The President responded to the bogus report by tweeting, “I thought Newsweek was out of business?”
I thought Newsweek was out of business? https://t.co/3ro4eSJloo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2019
Jessica Kwong, the person who wrote the article tried to pass off the error as though it were an honest mistake, but it wasn’t. It was a dishonest mistake. She knows very well that she didn’t do any research and literally just made up the story because it was completely inaccurate.
Kwong had tweeted,
“Trump headed to Afghanistan to surprise U.S. troops on Thanksgiving. Deleting this tweet because it was written before knowing about the president’s surprise visit to Afghanistan-an honest mistake. Story has already been updated, as shown in the screenshot.”
Trump headed to Afghanistan to surprise U.S. troops on Thanksgiving https://t.co/f7Xeqz1ZGQ Deleting this tweet because it was written before knowing about the president’s surprise visit to Afghanistan-an honest mistake. Story has already been updated, as shown in the screenshot. pic.twitter.com/g9CfPaV2kQ
— Jessica Kwong (@JessicaGKwong) November 29, 2019