Prominent Washington journalists gathered to celebrate press freedom during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. But Donald Trump snubbed the event, becoming the first US president to bow out in 36 years.
Turkey is a country in crisis, the Lira's freefall being a case in point. President Erdogan needs to tackle this, but a diplomatic row with the US could force him to go against his nature, writes DW's Seda Serdar.
Donald Trump may not agree, but there is little he can do as legislators call for fresh sanctions on Russia for its reported meddling in US elections. But penalizing Moscow again has two major problems apart from Trump.
Ivanka Trump rejected her father's accusation that the media is "the enemy of the people." Hours later, Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks at a fiery rally, calling the media "fake, fake disgusting news."
Organizers of the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner hit back at President Donald Trump's criticism of the media as he marked 100 days in office. Trump is the first president in 36 years not to attend the event.
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