President Trump’s surprise Thanksgiving trip to Afghanistan caught many completely off guard but none more so than Newsweek which was once again left with egg dripping from their smug faces.
The relentlessness of the rolling media smears that Trump has been subjected to since he clobbered Hillary Clinton is as unprecedented as it is dishonest and it doesn’t even take a break for the holidays.
With the president at Mar-a-Lago, the thoroughly discredited former news magazine sought to keep the tempers of the infantile resistance boiling on Turkey day with a story that asked the question “How is Trump spending Thanksgiving?” with their answer being “Tweeting, golfing and more” and it was the “more” part that subjected Newsweek to a storm of ridicule.
Fake news gonna fake! pic.twitter.com/ykmlenbFLi
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 28, 2019
It turns out that the snarky narrative that Trump would be hunkered down and hitting the links was stomped on by the reality of the leader of the free world’s secret trip to Bagram Air Field near Kabul where he visited the troops for a very special Thanksgiving that they will likely never forget.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! pic.twitter.com/7SGZnHindW
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2019
Once again, the media has stepped on a rake and inadvertently proved that everything that President Trump has said about them is absolutely correct.
Trump relished the opportunity to roast Newsweek and serve them up with a nice slab of gotcha pie smothered in mockery.
I thought Newsweek was out of business? https://t.co/3ro4eSJloo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2019
Via The Washington Examiner, “Trump slams Newsweek article predicting he will spend Thanksgiving golfing and tweeting”:
President Trump responded to a Newsweek article prediction that he would spend Thanksgiving tweeting by responding to them on Twitter.
While the president spent the holiday feeding U.S. troops in on a secret trip to Afghanistan, Newsweek shared a prediction that Trump would be “tweeting, golfing, and more.” Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr., responded to the Newsweek slam with several images of his father with troops in Afghanistan.
“Fake news gonna fake!” Don Jr. said in a tweet with a screen capture of Newsweek’s critical headline. The president further responded to the declaration by Newsweek with his own criticism of the magazine. “I thought Newsweek was out of business?” he queried.
The article shared by Newsweek issued a correction on Thursday evening to acknowledge they had been wrong about their prediction of Trump’s activities on Thanksgiving. “This story has been substantially updated and edited at 6:17 pm EST to reflect the president’s surprise trip to Afghanistan,” the website claimed. The headline was also adjusted to include the update to the presidential schedule but did include that he played golf at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida before departing for Afghanistan with first lady Melania Trump.
The trip to spend the holiday with the members of our military who have sacrificed much to protect Newsweek’s right to embarrass itself was brilliantly executed by the POTUS and the absence of any leaks to the activists in the media are a sign that the leakers around the president were successfully kept out of the loop; with any luck it will be permanent.
The formerly respectable publication turned resistance propaganda rag is being ripped to bloody shreds on Twitter and justifiably so.
Newsweek deleted this tweet after getting demolished for their arrogance and hatred when it was revealed that President Trump made a surprise appearance in Afghanistan to serve the troops Thanksgiving dinner. pic.twitter.com/34RON0eBsR
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) November 29, 2019
More like NewsWEAK: Newsweek journo ROASTED after ‘correcting’ her story claiming Trump spent Thanksgiving ‘golfing and tweeting’ https://t.co/X0skFXFuTi
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 29, 2019
President Trump calls out ‘Newsweek’ after the publication said he’d be golfing on Thanksgiving. pic.twitter.com/M3lEkChncR
— Fox & Friends First (@FoxFriendsFirst) November 29, 2019
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) November 29, 2019
Newsweek, Suckered by Trump, Grudgingly Corrects Thanksgiving Story
— PJ Media (@PJMedia_com) November 28, 2019
Will they learn a valuable lesson from this blunder? Don’t count on it.