Newsweek Fires Reporter for Inaccurate Trump Thanksgiving Story

  • 2019-12-02
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Newsweek Fires Reporter for Inaccurate Trump Thanksgiving Story
 
The Newsweek reporter who published an incorrect story about President Trump's Thanksgiving plans has been fired.

TTN previously reported that President Trump snuck out of Mar-a-Lago and traveled to Afghanistan to visit troops for Thanksgiving. Newsweek was forced to take down a story claiming Trump would spend the holiday golfing and tweeting. 

[RELATED: Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan] 

The journalist, Jessica Kwong, tried to issue a correction but apparently this was too little, too late.

According to Town Hall:

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.

 

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.

Kwong did try to clarify the mistake as an "honest" one but Donald Trump Jr. pointed out the shortcomings of that excuse.


 Source: TTN

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