Why Newsweek Was All Wrong About a ‘Tweeting, Golfing’ Trump on Thanksgiving

Publication tried to paint the president as self-involved while our commander-in-chief was flying to Afghanistan to be with our troops

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Too many people in the leftwing media appear to be waiting to pounce on anything they can to try make President Donald Trump look bad or paint him in a negative light, in my view.

Related: Trump Surprises Troops in Afghanistan for Thanksgiving

And most times they’re too impatient to wait for actual facts.

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So — they wind up going out with something and then having to correct themselves.

And once again, they lose more credibility, as if they even have any left at this point.

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Case in point: Leftist rag Newsweek printed a story painting President Trump to be some lousy, good-for-nothing, selfish jerk, who only golfs and thinks of himself and how his Florida Thanksgiving would be like some golden, self-indulgent extravaganza.

The only problem is, the publication put out the story while he was on his way to Afghanistan to spend Thanksgiving with U.S. troops. (First lady Melania Trump stayed behind in Mar-a-Lago.)

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Here’s what Newsweek printed — and note how its correction was all the way at the bottom of the article:


He spent Thanksgiving Eve, from mid-morning to mid-afternoon, playing golf at his Trump International Golf Club. It was closed to the press, according to his public schedule.

Trump’s past Thanksgiving meals have reportedly involved 24 dishes including turkey, stone crab, beef tenderloin, leg of lamb, scallops, ahi tuna martinis, lobster bisque and seven desserts.

As with any other day of the year, Trump will probably be tweeting, or expressing his opinions in another way.

On Thanksgiving Eve, Trump tweeted an image of his head on the body of Rocky Balboa, the fictional boxer portrayed by actor Sylvester Stallone in numerous movies.

Updated 3:27 p.m. EST: Following the publication of this article, the president made a surprise, unannounced visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving. [emphasis added] 

The vast majority of our media are worthless, in my opinion.

See the tweet below — and the comment, “It’s entirely possible the journalists at Newsweek reported on Trump enjoying dinner at Mar-a-Lago and, without warning, he suddenly teleported to the rugged mountains of Afghanistan.”

And check out this commentary from NOQ Report:

What mainstream media refuses to acknowledge is that the president is doing everything he can to truly make America great again. His biggest roadblocks are Democrats obstructing and impeaching while mainstream media cheers them on. With all that he’s accomplished, from record-low unemployment to keeping us out of Bush’s and Obama’s wars, imagine what he could do with Republicans back in charge of the House of Representatives?

There are two things Americans need to do. First and foremost, we must reelect this president and vote Democrats out of office far and wide. Second, we need to support independent, truthful media like NOQ Report to battle the unhinged propaganda being spewed forth by mainstream media.

Mainstream media hates President Trump. That’s why they are forced to make up stories to drive their narrative while burying corrections at the bottom. They are not real journalists. They are enemies of the truth. They are enemies of the people. [source: NOQreport]

A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission. It has also been updated. 

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