Many were suspicious when they heard that the reporter had been fired - because regarding the President's Thanksgiving day plans, the true schedule had been kept highly secret, meaning it was nearly impossible for reporters to know that the President was ignoring his official agenda.
The name of the editor who failed to update Kwong's story has not been revealed and the publication refused to answer questions [on or about] whether the editor will face any consequences for allowing the story to be published.
Kwong's article was published Thursday before details of the secret trip emerged.
The new headline and subsequent updates to the article came hours later.
Newsweek said in a statement to the Washington Examiner that "the story has been corrected". Tweeting, golfing - and surprising USA troops in Afghanistan" along with a note at the bottom of the article that said, "This story has been substantially updated and edited at 6:17 p.m. EST to reflect the president's surprise trip to Afghanistan.
"The editor was demoted", a spokesperson for Newsweek told TheWrap on Monday morning.
According to what Kwong told the Examiner, that editor chose to assign the story of the trip to a different reporter and didn't update Kwong's piece "in a timely manner".
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His father retweeted it shortly afterwards, commenting: "I thought Newsweek was out of business?"
"This memoir has been substantially up up to now and edited at 6: 17 p.m. EST to repeat the president's shock walk to Afghanistan". Inside the story, it says the president golfed the day before Thanksgiving.
Kwong went on social media to say it has been "an honest mistake" and deleted a tweet promoting the original story.
The president actually spent it in Afghanistan with the troops.
Newsweek added that it will continue to review its processes and "take further action" if required.
Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr., both commented on the piece.
"The memoir has been corrected, and the journalist responsible has been terminated".