President Trump slammed Newsweek over its story on his Thanksgiving plans, which it said included “tweeting, golfing and more,” though he ended up making a surprise visit to US troops in Afghanistan.

“I thought Newsweek was out of business?” the president wrote along with a retweet of his son Donald Trump Jr.’s photo of the commander-in-chief serving Thanksgiving dinner to the service members.

Attached to the image was a screenshot of Newsweek’s story, with the headline: “How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, golfing and more.”

The writer began the story by writing, “As with any other day of the year, Trump will probably be tweeting, or expressing his opinions in another way.”

“Fake news gonna fake!” the president’s oldest son wrote.

In an updated version of its piece, the mag added the president’s first trip to Afghanistan as president to the headline.

“President Donald Trump made a surprise trip to visit US troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day and said he had reopened negotiations with the Taliban,” Newsweek wrote.

During his trip, Trump met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and announced the restart of peace talks, as well as planned reduction of US troops in the country.

“It’s a dangerous area and he wants to support the troops,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said of Trump. “He and Mrs. Trump recognize that there’s a lot of people far away from their families during the holidays and we thought it’d be a nice surprise.

“It’s truly about Thanksgiving and supporting the troops.”

Donald Trump waves as he steps off Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport.
Donald Trump waves as he steps off Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport.AP

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