“Newsweek? Are they still in business?”
A perfect quote from our President after he was asked about the Fake News hit piece from Newsweek about how he spent his Thanksgiving.
You see, Newsweek first reported that Trump spent it golfing and Tweeting — and then was forced to issue a major retraction after news broke that President Trump had secretly ditched the press core and flown to surprise our Troops in Afghanistan.
Folks, the Fake News doesn’t get any more fake than this BS from Newsweek!
Are they still in business?
Maybe an even better question is HOW are they still in business?
Or SHOULD they still be in business after this?
Things went south real fast for Newsweek:
From The Hill:
President Trump mocked Newsweek over its story on his Thanksgiving plans after it posted a story Thursday entitled "How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, golfing and more."
"I thought Newsweek was out of business?" Trump said with a retweet of his son Donald Trump Jr.'s tweet that placed a screenshot of Newsweek's story next to photos of the president in Afghanistan where he made a surprise visit U.S. troops on the holiday.
Trump made a surprise visit to troops in Afghanistan on Thursday, his first to the nation as commander in chief.
The president met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during his visit and announced the restart of peace talks with the Taliban and the planned reduction of U.S. troops in the country.
"It's a dangerous area and he wants to support the troops," White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said of Trump. "He and Mrs. Trump recognize that there's a lot of people far away from their families during the holidays and we thought it'd be a nice surprise.
"It's truly about Thanksgiving and supporting the troops."
Newsweek was forced to update their headline to this:
HOW DID TRUMP SPEND THANKSGIVING? TWEETING, GOLFING—AND SURPRISING U.S. TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN
Real generous Newsweek.
And then they added this to the end of the online story:
This story has been substantially updated and edited at 6:17 pm EST to reflect the president's surprise trip to Afghanistan. Additional reporting by James Crowley.