Newsweek investigated the failures that led to the publication of the inaccurate report that President Trump spent Thanksgiving tweeting and golfing rather than visiting troops in Afghanistan,” the publication told the New York Post. “The story has been corrected and the journalist responsible has been terminated. We will continue to review our processes and, if required, take further action.”
The reporter, Jessica Kwong, explained her side on Twitter:
As for Trump’s overseas visit, he arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:30 p.m. local time on Thursday and served turkey to the troops.
“There is nowhere I’d rather celebrate this Thanksgiving than right here with the toughest, strongest, best and bravest warriors on the face of the earth,” the president said, before leaving just after midnight.
Trump also met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and announced that peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban, which broke off in September, are back on — this was reportedly news to the Taliban and the Afghan government.
Shawn Langlois is an editor and writer for MarketWatch in Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter @slangwise.
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