NBC did make a correction noting that the article was false, but did not change the wording of the article or the misleading headline.
Just hours after NBC News claimed that President Donald Trump would not visit U.S. troops during the Christmas season, Air Force One was wheels up on its way to Iraq.
The president and first lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to troops in Iraq on Wednesday, leaving the White House late Christmas evening. The visit marked Trump’s first visit to a war zone as president and came shortly after the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis.
NBC News prematurely criticized the president for not visiting the troops on Christmas, writing, “Trump becomes first president since 2002 not to visit troops at Christmastime.”
Just hours after they published, President Trump and the first lady were on their way to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq for an unannounced visit.