Newsweek Reporter Fired Over Story About Trump's Thanksgiving Plans

Cheryl Sanders
December 3, 2019

Last week, Newsweek published a report claiming Trump's plans for the holiday included tweeting and golfing.

"From the start of her tenure as editor in chief of Newsweek, Nancy Cooper has moved the newsroom toward strong reporting, such as the scoop on Baghdadi's killing, and away from knee-jerk political snarkiness", the spokesperson said, adding, "This story did not meet the standards she has set".

But Kwong said that the editor assigned another reporter to write a new story and failed to update the initial story with the development. Tweeting, golfing - and surprising US troops in Afghanistan" along with a note at the bottom of the article that said, "This story has been substantially updated and edited at 6:17 p.m. EST to reflect the president's surprise trip to Afghanistan.

"The editor was demoted", a spokesperson for Newsweek told TheWrap on Monday morning.


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.

According to what Kwong told the Examiner, that editor chose to assign the story of the trip to a different reporter and didn't update Kwong's piece "in a timely manner".

Newsweek didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

"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".


"The next day, Kwong reached out to the editor on duty and relayed the president's latest actions, after which the story was published", the Examiner reported. "The story has been corrected, the reporter responsible was terminated and the editor was demoted".

She tweeted that a correction on the article had been issued and called her original take "an honest mistake".

However Trump and also his boy, Donald Jr., bawled out the publication for the mistake.

Newsweek's up to date story contained a observe. "We are in a position to continue to overview our processes and, if required, take grasp of further circulation", Newsweek talked about.


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