Newsweek reporter fired over fake news story about President Trump

Newsweek reporter Jessica Kwong may have to “learn to code” after she was fired from her journalism gig in the aftermath of “fake news” surrounding the Commander in Chief’s whereabouts.

Claiming that President Donald Trump was “Tweeting, golfing and more” in South Florida while he was actually making an unannounced visit to US troops in Afghanistan, Kwong published the misinformation in an article the morning before President Trump’s trip became public knowledge.

Seemingly unhappy with having proverbial egg on their faces following accusations of “fake news,” Newsweek made an example of Kwong.

“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,” Newsweek said, adding that they would be investigating how such an intelligence failure could make it to print.

According to the New York Post, Kwong blamed an editor for the mishap, as well as another reporter who was tasked to update the story.

“Deleting this tweet because it was written before knowing about the president’s surprise visit to Afghanistan-an honest mistake,” she wrote on Twitter. “Story has already been updated, as shown in the screenshot.”

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