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Covering Donald J. Trump | DW Documentary -


President Trump’s relationship with the press has been turbulent. DW’s Alexandra von Nahmen spent a year covering the Trump administration to find out more.

"Fake news" is the battle cry of US President Donald Trump when he confronts critical reporters. Trump supporters often claim that journalists, including DW’s correspondent Alexandra von Nahmen, are "liars." She has been covering the Trump administration for a year now. In this report, she offers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Washington politics and the media. In his tweets and speeches, the president encourages his political base to call out reporters whose coverage of him and his policies is less than favorable. This conflict with the media continues to characterize the Trump administration -- and has sharpened the political divisions in the United States. Alexandra von Nahmen is a member of the White House press corps, and has covered the president for a year now. She's accompanied him on foreign visits, and has attended his political rallies in the American heartland. In this report, she talks to both Trump supporters and opponents, and to media experts and journalists - including the Washington bureau chief at the prestigious New York Times, a young reporter for the conservative website "The Daily Caller," and the White House correspondent for Playboy Magazine. Von Nahmen explores a question that a lot of people in the US and around the world are asking right now: "Does Donald Trump pose a threat to press freedom?" -- and by extension, a threat to democracy?

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