In 1814, during the War of 1812 , the White House was set ablaze by British troops  during the Burning of Washington , in retaliation for burning Upper Canada 's Parliament Buildings in the Battle of York ; much of Washington was affected by these fires as well. Only the exterior walls remained, and they had to be torn down and mostly reconstructed because of weakening from the fire and subsequent exposure to the elements, except for portions of the south wall. Of the numerous objects taken from the White House when it was ransacked by British troops, only two have been recovered. Employees and slaves rescued a painting of George Washington,  and in 1939, a Canadian man returned a jewelry box to President Franklin D. Roosevelt , claiming that his grandfather had taken it from Washington. Some observers allege that most of these spoils were lost when a convoy of British ships led by HMS Fantome sank en route to Halifax off Prospect during a storm on the night of November 24, 1814,   even though Fantome had no involvement in that action. 
Donald J. Trump campaigned in places he knew Republicans have had difficulty winning—Flint, Michigan, charter schools in inner-city Cleveland, and Hispanic churches in Florida—because he wanted to bring his message of economic empowerment to all Americans. Millions of new Republicans trusted Mr. Trump with their vote because of his focus on delivering prosperity through better trade deals, and as a result there were healthy margins of victory in newly red areas. It is clear that President Trump’s win is one that brought Americans of all backgrounds together, and he is ready to deliver results for the nation on day one and every day of his tenure.
The necessary adjustment is a “People’s Bill Of Rights For White House Transparency”. See the Facebook page of the same name. It is an unfettered press that stands between the people and tyranny. This Bill Of Rights is a measure to strengthen the working press against intimidation and abuse by the politicos of the press office and the occupants of the West Wing. Article One would return credentialing authority to the White House Correspondents Association as it was initially, and restore the balance of power between the press and the WH. This administration has abused that power by credentialing shills, stooges and trolls so as to dilute the power of the press corps. Please see the Facebook page and stand in solidarity. It’s that