( Daily Mail ) Donald Trump turned his first ever Congressional Picnic into a family fair on Thursday evening, with the President, his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka all letting their hair down for a night of celebration.
Photographs from White House’s South Lawn showed Melania kissing babies as she and her husband mingled with people in attendance.
Meanwhile, Ivanka played with her daughter, Arabella, in the Rose Garden.
Melania was wearing a $2,255 Mary Katrantzou ‘osmond grid’ print dress on the night.
The president also shook hands on the lawn, which had been decorated to look like Manhattan’s Central Park – apparently in tribute to the New Yorker who now spends his weekdays at the White House.
Earlier, Trump used his short speech at the event to call on Republicans and Democrats to come together during a short speech at the Congressional Picnic in Washington.
The president opened his brief remarks by saying his ‘thoughts and prayers’ are with congressman Steve Scalise, who was wounded after being shot during a practice session ahead of the Congressional Baseball game earlier this month.
‘We are so touched that joining us here this evening are Steve and Jennifer’s children… in fact, we just gave them a beautiful tour of the White House. They got the A-tour,’ he continued.