President Trump visited the troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving, and it was a great thing for him to do.
One reporter for Newsweek wrote and published a story saying that Trump spent Thanksgiving playing golf and tweeting.
She has now been fired.
The Washington Examiner reports:
UPDATED: Newsweek fires reporter who wrote inaccurate story on Trump’s Thanksgiving Day plans
The Newsweek reporter who wrote an inaccurate story about President Trump’s Thanksgiving Day plans has been fired. The outlet’s original story claimed the president only planned on tweeting and golfing during his holiday break, neglecting to mention his trip to Afghanistan.
Newsweek’s Jessica Kwong, whose Twitter handle identifies her as a political reporter “covering Trump administration and family,” initially published the article Thursday morning, before the president’s trip to Afghanistan was announced publicly. The story’s initial headline was, “How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, golfing and more.”
“Newsweek investigated the failures that led to the publication of the inaccurate report that President Trump spent Thanksgiving tweeting and golfing rather than visiting troops in Afghanistan,” a Newsweek representative told the Washington Examiner. “The story has been corrected, and the journalist responsible has been terminated. We will continue to review our processes and, if required, take further action.”
The reporter Jessica Kwong tweeted this correction:
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
Donald Trump Jr. called them out on Twitter after the story was published:
Fake news gonna fake! pic.twitter.com/ykmlenbFLi
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 28, 2019
Even Trump tweeted about it:
I thought Newsweek was out of business? https://t.co/3ro4eSJloo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2019
The problem here is that the media is always so willing to believe the worst about Trump.
It’s like they want to believe it.