Newsweek fired its reporter who wrote a story about President Trump’s Thanksgiving Day schedule that turned out to be completely false.
The original article titled “How Is Trump Spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, Golfing and More,” was written prior to Trump’s surprise visit to meet U.S. military members in Afghanistan. The story even got President Trump’s attention.
I thought Newsweek was out of business? https://t.co/3ro4eSJloo— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2019
Newsweek told the Washington Examiner that the decision to let her go was made after an investigation into "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."
"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," said Newsweek's spokesperson.
The author, Jessica Kwong, told the Examiner the on-duty editor did not issue an update to her story after the president’s trip was announced.
She tweeted that a correction on the article had been issued and called her original take “an honest mistake.”
Donald Trump Jr. wasn’t buying that excuse.
It wasn’t an “honest mistake” you tried to dunk on Trump and ended up dunking on yourself because you couldn’t resist. Notice how there’s never been a story that broke in Trump’s favor & had to be corrected the other way? These aren’t mistakes, they are a very consistent pattern. https://t.co/HmyrHrOjqB— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 30, 2019
Now others should follow and fire all the people that peddled the Russia hoax as though it was gospel for three years. https://t.co/aUWbIzyRxr— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 1, 2019