How Trump changed D.C.

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National News

December 27, 2018 - 10:09 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks in the Oval Office of the White House in March. ABACA PRESS/OLIVIER DOULIERY/TNS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mr. Trump went to Washington. And he changed it.

In his first two years in office, President Donald Trump has rewritten the rules of the presidency and the norms of the nation’s capital, casting aside codes of conduct and traditions that have held for generations.

In Trump’s Washington, facts are less relevant. Insults and highly personal attacks are increasingly employed by members of both parties. The White House press briefing is all but gone, international summits are optional, the arts are an afterthought and everything — including inherently nonpartisan institutions and investigations — is suddenly political.

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