The White House is the official residence of the United States President, located in Washington, DC. It is also the workplace of the president and his advisors.
The White House has been the residence of every president since John Adams in 1800. It was rebuilt after sustaining significant damage from the British Army in the War of 1812. The term "White House" is often used to refer to the executive branch of the US government. The president works out of the West Wing, built in 1901. Here is a collection of all of DW's content on the White House.
Jeff Mason, president of the White House Correspondents' Association, was awarded DW's Freedom of Speech award this year. If anybody knows the ins and outs of the intersection between the media and the Trump Administration, it's Jeff. Worldlink caught up with him to talk about what it's like to be in that "warzone".
This year, DW's Freedom of Speech Award was given to the journalists of the White House Correspondents' Association. They are "establishing a new benchmark in reporting about the policies of the new US administration." WHCA president Jeff Mason received the prize at DW's Global Media Forum in Bonn.
Democratic lawmakers have accused the president of "conflicts of interests in at least 25 countries," saying he is in violation of the constitution. The White House has slammed similar lawsuits as "partisan politics."
Despite White House efforts, voices claiming Donald Trump is hiding something about his Russian ties remain loud. House Democrats have now asked Germany's Deutsche Bank to provide information on loans it gave to Trump. Deutsche lent him millions despite his numerous bankruptcies. But who guaranteed them?