Newsweek Demotes Editor Responsible for Inaccurate Trump Thanksgiving Story

Clay Curtis
December 3, 2019

Kwong's article was published Thursday before details of the secret trip emerged. "Tweeting, golfing and more", before Trump's surprise visit to Afghanistan was announced publicly.

Newsweek told the Washington Examiner that an investigation was launched into "the failures that led to the publication of the inaccurate report".

Instead, another reporter was assigned to the story. "Tweeting, golfing - and surprising USA troops in Afghanistan".

"The editor was demoted", a Newsweek spokesperson told TheWrap on December 2. However, on Thanksgiving Day, the president made a surprise trip to Afghanistan to spend the holiday with the troops, a trip that was not immediately made public for security reasons, according to the New York Post.

A Newsweek reporter turned into once fired for writing a chunk of writing that claimed President Trump will likely be "Tweeting, golfing and further" on Thanksgiving ahead of the commander-in-chief made an unannounced talk to to Afghanistan to talk to USA troops on the walk.

Kwong suggested the Examiner she had actually been designated to place in creating the tale and also later on flagged an editor that her tale meant to depend on day.

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Today, Newsweek has confirmed the demotion of an editor.

"This memoir has been substantially up up to now and edited at 6: 17 p.m. EST to repeat the president's shock walk to Afghanistan. We will continue to review our processes and, if required, take further action", Newsweek said. The story even got President Trump's attention.

Kwong mentioned on social media it was "an honest mistake".

Both the president and his son, Donald Jr., blasted the publication for the mistake.

Newsweek's up to date story contained a observe. "Tweeting, golfing - and surprising United States troops in Afghanistan" - and incorporated a screen. "The story has been corrected, the reporter responsible was terminated and the editor was demoted".

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