(Tea Party PAC) – On Thanksgiving, after setting up a decoy Air Force One and sending a fake Presidential motorcade to a golf course in Florida, President Trump triumphantly arrived in Afghanistan where he joined our troops stationed there for a Thanksgiving dinner.
Newsweek, however, had already spent a great deal of energy bashing the president for golfing on the holiday which, as the hard-working leader of the free world, would have been more than appropriate.
So President Trump couldn’t help but mock them brutally for all the egg they found on their face when it turned out he was really doing the most selfless thing the commander-in-chief can do during the holidays: leave his family behind and visit those who cannot be with their own.
“I thought Newsweek was out of business?” Trump wrote on Twitter, sharing a screenshot of the Newsweek article along with photos of him visiting the troops, posted by his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.
I thought Newsweek was out of business? https://t.co/3ro4eSJloo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2019
“Fake news gonna fake!” Trump Jr. wrote. Ha!
The Newsweek story was originally published at 10:16 am, but the day wouldn’t be up before they had to shamefacedly update the article.
“This story has been substantially updated and edited at 6:17 pm EST to reflect the president’s surprise trip to Afghanistan,” read an editors note after Trump Jr. mocked the news outlet.
In 2010, the Washington Post sold the now-obscure outlet for a dollar, and it would change hands several times before ending the print version in 2012.
In 2018, Newsweek split from IBT Media into a standalone company.
This is not the first time that the president has forsaken his own holiday gathering to visit our troops abroad. Nor is it the first time that the media has been made a fool for it.
In 2018, POTUS and FLOTUS arrived in Iraq on Christmas Day, and the press didn’t know about it until they’d already arrived.
NBC News had already reported that Trump was the first president since 2002 (which, by the way, only spans two presidencies and it was his second year in office anyway) to not visit the troops at Christmastime.
As their report came out, POTUS was already on his way to Iraq.
Then-White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders at the time (whose Twitter account is now managed by the new press secretary, Stephanie Grisham), took the opportunity to mock the embarrassed outlet at the time.
Happy Birthday @Scavino45 one of my favorite people at the WH and one of the most talented people I know. (Photo of us reading NBC story about @POTUS not visiting the troops, while he’s visiting the troops in Iraq and Germany over Christmas). pic.twitter.com/2Kp26F8SRI
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) January 15, 2019