President Trump responded to the magazine Newsweek’s negative coverage of his Thanksgiving Day schedule with mockery, as The Hill reports.
The president was reacting to an article by the magazine titled “How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, golfing, and more.” In actuality, the president made a surprise visit to American troops stationed in Afghanistan on a secret trip, which also marked President Trump’s first-ever visit to the war-torn nation since he first took office.
In response, President Trump retweeted a tweet from his son Donald Trump Jr., in which the president’s eldest child shared a picture of the headline contrasted with photos of the president serving Thanksgiving dinner to the troops and mingling with them afterward. In his own tweet, the president simply said “I thought Newsweek was out of business?”
During his visit to Afghanistan, President Trump also announced the restarting of peace talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, aimed at fulfilling one of President Trump’s signature campaign promises to reduce the American military presence in Afghanistan after 18 years of perpetual war.