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Report: Newsweek journo fired for inaccurate story about what Trump was doing on Thanksgiving

On Thursday, Newsweek published a wildly premature report about what President Trump was doing on Thanksgiving. The story said that Trump would be spending the day in south Florida “tweeting, golfing and more.” After that came reports indicating that the president had, in fact, traveled to Afghanistan to visit U.S. troops stationed there:


The original Newsweek story immediately started to age poorly, and it was soon updated:


Reporter Jessica Kwong also tweeted the correction and update:

And now, another update to the story: The DC Examiner is reporting that Newsweek has fired the reporter:

From the DC Examiner:

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 Examiner said “Jessica Kwong did not respond to a request for comment.” And the last tweet currently on her Twitter feed acknowledges a deleted tweet about Trump spending Thanksgiving tweeting and golfing, and provided an update about the president’s trip to Afghanistan.

With all that said, there are still some questions:

Good question, and there are more:

Could there be more to the story? Perhaps time will tell.


Perhaps Brian Stelter will offer the reporter a guest slot on the next “Reliable Sources.”



‘That’s GOTTA sting’! Trump DRAGS Newsweek over corrected story about spending Thanksgiving ‘tweeting and golfing’

More like NewsWEAK: Newsweek journo ROASTED after ‘correcting’ her story claiming Trump spent Thanksgiving ‘golfing and tweeting’

“Example 12,345,678 why Americans hate the media –> Jake Tapper tries painting Trump’s Afghanistan trip as a bad thing”

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