Newsweek once sold for one dollar. I am not talking about a single magazine, I am talking about the entire company. Quite frankly, I think the buyer got the short end of the stick. The most recent example of their total lack of journalism is the hit piece they printed yesterday which accused President Trump of golfing and tweeting on Thanksgiving. But, the president was actually in Afghanistan sharing Thanksgiving with the troops.
Security was tight and they didn’t want the details of the trip to get out, but that does not excuse newsweek’s outright lies as to what the president was doing on the holiday. Next time I expect them to rop the price dramatically in order to find a buyer or may be even have to pay someone to take the rag off their hands. Newsweek no longer puts out a print edition due to the lack of demand for fake news.
I thought Newsweek was out of business? https://t.co/3ro4eSJloo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2019
President Donald Trump mocked Newsweek after they reported Thursday he spent Thanksgiving golfing and tweeting. In fact, the president was secretly traveling to Afghanistan to visit deployed American troops.
The Newsweek story, first published at 10:16 a.m., was later updated to reflect the president’s visit.
“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.
A similar situation happened when President Trump visited the troops in Iraq during Christmas in 2018. NBC News reported Trump was the first president since 2002 not to visit the troops at Christmastime, while he was secretly traveling to Iraq, prompting widespread ridicule from Trump staff and his supporters.