A reporter from Newsweek was fired for major inaccuracies on how President Donald Trump was spending his Thanksgiving. Her story and tweet suggested he was tweeting and playing some golf, but that wasn't exactly it. Trump was actually flying over to Afghanistan to visit American troops. He was probably tweeting a lot, but golfing in the sand next to camel spiders probably wasn't happening.
The reporter's name is Jessica Kwong and here's a post she made about him.
Just a little inaccurate, right?
Shawn Langlois from MarketWatch reported on the incident, saying "Well, according to Newsweek’s initial account, he was going to be busy “tweeting, golfing and more” — but no mention of the president’s unannounced trip to Afghanistan. As you can see, Trump’s son wasn’t too pleased with the story" and shared Trump Jr's post about it too.
Newsweek apparently said this about it to the NY Post, but quoted on Market Watch "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... 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."
Kwong tried to defend her false suggestions about Trump's Thanksgiving. She claimed it was before she knew what he was doing and she already updated the story. Except, yeah, it was after the fact she posted her anti-Trump nonsense and got it entirely wrong. How can anyone say Trump is golfing when they have no actual idea what he's doing? She literally made it up and that's the biggest NO of her job.
She wrote this in a tweet, and I'll quote it here since she'll probably delete this too one day: "Trump headed to Afghanistan to surprise U.S. troops on Thanksgiving https://www.newsweek.com/trump-thanksgiving-plans-maralago-1474518 … 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."
Girl, you had ONE job.