The Trump family will be hosting the French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for the first state dinner of the Trump administration. For this glorious event, the First Lady has opted to decorate the state dining room with all white and gold tableware along with elaborate floral centerpieces that rival any masterpiece ever seen.
For the last few days, our First Lady has been busy at work setting up the white house for what will be her first formal state dinner in several months. It certainly looks like the hard work has paid off.
Although First Lady Melania Trump was a model by trade she also knows how to throw a party.
Sneak peek at the setup for tomorrow’s dinner with President and Mrs. Macron in the State Dining Room. 130 expected to attend. 1200+ cherry blossom branches in the cross hall. China = Clinton and Bush (43). pic.twitter.com/dJfOx2TCCm
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) April 24, 2018
It has also been confirmed that the Trumps will be serving a French-inspired meal with a rack of spring lamb. Along with a goat cheese gateau and a nectarine tart dessert.
Pool Producer @albamonica reports State Dining Room is set for @realDonaldTrump ‘s state dinner w @EmmanuelMacron
– 13 tables of 10 lit by candles
– Couples will sit next to each other
– Piano music will waft into room
-1200 + cherry blossoms in giant vases. pic.twitter.com/owpsZvubtT
— Matt Hoye (@mattyhoyeCNN) April 24, 2018
This formal dinner comes at a time where there is renewed hope for U.S. French relations. Although it was said President Trump wasn’t going to be able to work with Macron he seems to be doing just fine. In fact, he is doing so well that he was able to get the help of the French to attack Assad in Syria after he used chemical weapons on his own people. This is something not every president has been able to get the French to do. But then again, we all know by now that Donald Trump isn’t just any president.
In fact, he has done what just two short years ago was deemed as impossible. He has been able to bring Kim Jong Un to the table to negotiate as he has vowed to shut down his nuclear facilities in an effort to have a renewed relationship with the US.
Here is more on President Macron’s visit via MSN:
“WASHINGTON — Weighing withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that if the Iranians “restart their nuclear program, they will have bigger problems than they’ve ever had before.”
Trump issued his warning alongside French President Emmanuel Macron in the Oval Office, where the two allies were to discuss the multinational nuclear accord, the war in Syria and other issues during a day of meetings at the White House.
Speaking at a joint news conference Tuesday, Trump appeared to be more in line with Macron’s push for a longer-term U.S. presence in Syria. Trump, who announced weeks ago that he would withdraw American troops, said Macron reinforced the idea of a potential Iranian takeover of territory liberated from the Islamic State group.
“We’ll be coming home,” Trump said, “but we want to leave a strong and lasting footprint.”
Macron told Trump that together the U.S. and France would defeat terrorism, curtail weapons of mass destruction in North Korea and Iran and act together on behalf of the planet, a reference to Macron’s work to revive a U.S. role in the Paris climate accord.
As for Iran, Trump was asked if he might be willing to stay in the accord. He replied, “People know my views on the Iran deal. … It’s insane, it’s ridiculous. It should have never been made.”
One of Macron’s main objectives during his three-day visit to Washington is to persuade Trump to stay in the accord. Trump remains publicly undecided but reminded his French counterpart of what he sees as flaws in the agreement, which he said fails to address ballistic missiles or Iran’s activities in Yemen or Syria.
Macron told reporters that he and Trump would look at the Iran deal “in a wider regional context,” taking into account the situation in Syria. “We have a common objective, we want to make sure there’s no escalation and no nuclear proliferation in the region. We now need to find the right path forward,” Macron said.
Trump suggested he was open to “doing something” on the Iran agreement as long as it was done “strongly.” He told Macron, “We could have at least an agreement among ourselves very quickly.” But when he was asked by reporters what that agreement would be, Trump said, “You’ll find out.”
During the press conference, Macron added that he and Trump discussed pursuing a “new agreement” with Iran on the broader regional concerns, including Syria.
But it was not clear whether Trump would be willing to keep the U.S. in the current deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, in the meantime. U.S. military and intelligence officials have urged Trump not to pull out of the agreement, arguing it has halted Iran’s nuclear program.
Trump also informed Macron that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wanted to meet “as soon as possible.” The president, who once derided Kim as “Little Rocket Man,” said the North Korean dictator had been “very open” and “very honorable” so far.
Domestic concerns were also near the surface for Trump. He refused to answer a reporter’s question as to whether he is considering a pardon for his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose office was raided by the FBI. Trump called it “a stupid question.” Cohen has not been charged in the case.
As Trump hosted the French president for the first official state visit of his administration, he and Macron lavished praise — and even a pair of kisses — on one another Tuesday.
“It’s an honor to call you my friend,” Trump said, after predicting Macron would be a historic leader of France.
In a lighter moment, Trump and Macron demonstrated some of the chemistry that has marked their relationship. The U.S. president brushed something off Macron’s suit jacket, saying, “We have a very special relationship, in fact I’ll get that little piece of dandruff off.”
Trump added, “We have to make him perfect — he is perfect.”