Newsweek fires reporter Jennifer Kwong over 'inaccurate' Trump Thanksgiving story

Newsweek Reporter Fired Over Story About Trump's Thanksgiving Plans

On Saturday, the Washington Examiner reported that Newsweek reporter Jessica Kwong was sacked for her Thursday article with the headline "How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, golfing and further".

Then, she said she sent a message to the editor on duty with the President's latest actions and the editor published the piece, the Washington Examiner wrote last week.

On Saturday, it was reported that Jessica Kwong, the Newsweek political reporter who wrote the original story, was fired.

The president actually spent his Thanksgiving on the unannounced trip to visit American troops, though the Newsweek piece, published in Thursday morning, suggested he would "probably be tweeting, or expressing his opinions in another way".

"The editor was demoted", a Newsweek spokesperson told TheWrap on December 2.

The new headline and subsequent updates to the article came hours later.

Newsweek added that it will continue to review its processes and "take further action" if required.

A Newsweek reporter who wrote that Donald Trump would spend Thanksgiving "tweeting, golfing, and more" - hours before he touched down in a surprise visit to United States troops in Afghanistan - has been fired.


Kwong advised the Examiner she had been assigned to put in writing the story and later flagged an editor that her story wanted to be up to date.

Today, Newsweek has confirmed the demotion of an editor.

"This story has been substantially updated and edited at 6:17 p.m. EST to reflect the president's surprise trip to Afghanistan".

Kwong also tweeted out Newsweek's newer article angled to fully cover the president's trip to Afghanistan.

Newsweek's updated story contained a note.

President Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr., responded to the initial story by deriding Newsweek.

"The story has been corrected, and the journalist responsible has been terminated".

Kwong went on social media to negate it has been "an upright mistake" and deleted a tweet promoting the distinctive memoir.

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