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PHOTOS: MELANIA STEALS THE SHOW! TRUMP AND FLOTUS HOST FRENCH PRES. MACRON FOR FIRST WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER

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  • President Donald Trump and wife Melania welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte to the White House Tuesday night for their first state dinner
  • The Trumps held hands on the steps of the White House before they each exchanged kisses with the Macrons
  • Melania stole the show in a Chanel haute couture silver gown embroidered with crystals and sequins
  • Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner were among the first to arrive with the first daughter wearing a $12,000 pink Rodarte gown 
  • Other notable guests included Rupert Murdoch and wife Jerry Hall, as well as IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Apple CEO Tim Cook, DOD head James Mattis and Speaker Paul Ryan 

 

 

Read more: Melania steals the show in glittering Chanel gown as she and Trump roll out the red carpet at the White House for French President and the first lady as they host their first ever state dinner

 

 

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania held hands outside the White House on Tuesday awaiting the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for the state dinner

 

 

 

Donald and Melania Trump greeted French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte ahead of their first White House state dinner on Tuesday evening 

 

 

Macron and his wife Brigitte arrived at the White House as a light rain fell Tuesday evening

 

 

 

 

All eyes were on Melania as she stole the show in a Chanel black Chantilly lace haute couture gown that had been hand-painted with silver and embroidered with crystal and sequins

 

 

First daughter Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner arrived at the White House state dinner on Tuesday night honoring French President Emmanuel Macron. Ivanka wore a $12,000 pink tulle Rodarte gown for the occasion

MELANIA TAKES CHARGE! FLOTUS DIDN’T HIRE EVENT PLANNER FOR FIRST WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER IN HONOR OF FRENCH PRES. AND HIS WIFE ==== PHOTOS

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Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron look stylish during White House stroll

Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s communications director, told CNN about Melania Trump’s approach when planning the event.

“A smaller, more elegant event allows a guest to have a more personal experience, and that is very important to Mrs. Trump,” Grisham said, adding that the dinner will take place in the State Dining Room, which has a maximum occupancy of 150.

“[The first lady] has a background in design, which played a major role in the décor throughout the State floor,” Grisham said. “She has been very focused on the experience of the guests, and wants to ensure they are able to truly enjoy and remember the occasion.”

“When you are invited to a dinner at the White House, it is very special to be able to sit in the State Dining Room,” Grisham said. “After all, this is the People’s house, which is rich with history and tradition.”

Virginia CBS affiliate WTVR reported:

So confident was Trump about her ability to handle something like a state dinner, with its myriad details, that the first lady would not hire an event planner to help, as previous first ladies have done in the past to manage the grandeur and spectacle.

For example, the final state dinner of the Obama administration, its 14th, was a tented affair for former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, held on the South Lawn of the White House for 400 guests. Michelle Obama wore a custom, chainmail Atelier Versace gown; Mario Batali cooked, and Gwen Stefani entertained.

For the Trump administration’s first state dinner, there will be none of that. There will also be none of the paparazzi element that has come with past state dinners.

 

 

 

Looking sleek: Melania, 47, looked chic in a $2,790 Givenchy tuxedo cape worn over a Dolce & Gabbana dress

 

 

Melania Trump and France’s first lady Brigitte Macron put on a stylish display at the White House on Monday evening before heading to a private dinner at Mount Vernon.

Melania, 47, gave a nod to some of the biggest designers from her guest’s home nation, wearing a $2,790 Givenchy tuxedo cape, Christian Louboutin heels, and a Christian Dior purse, which she paired with a Dolce & Gabbana dress.

 Meanwhile Brigitte, 65, stuck with her favorite design house, donning a custom Louis Vuitton ensemble featuring a pale yellow coat worn over a matching dress. Like Melania, she also sported black patent leather stilettos.

Read more: A stylish stroll! Melania Trump puts on a chic show in a cool black cape while Brigitte Macron looks set for spring in yellow, as first ladies tour the White House grounds with their husbands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Center of attention: Brigitte and Macron held hands as they stood between President Donald Trump and his wife 

 

 

Gift: The Macrons traveled to Washington, D.C. with a European Sessile Oak, which the couples planted on the South Lawn 

 

 

 

 

 

Melania Trump's place settings revealed for first state dinner

 

 

Touches of gold were used on the menu too, including a golden presidential seal, and a golden fleur-de-lis 

 

 

Reporters were briefly allowed into the White House's state dining room Monday night to take in the first lady's designs for the Trump administration's first state dinner 

 

 

Mrs. Trump chose Clinton china services to coordinate with the dinner’s cream and gold color scheme, and Bush china with a green color palette to “compliment the spring garden and white flowers that will be featured in the State Dining Room”

 

 

Photographers capture the first lady's place settings Monday night at the White House, as press was briefly allowed in for a preview 

 

 

 

Melania Trump's vision for her first state dinner included golden place settings, puffs of white and light green flowers and dinner by candlelight 

 

 

The first lady used china from two administrations - Bill Clinton's and George H.W. Bush's - to create a golden look for the tables, which glowed under the candlelight 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRUMP KISSES MELANIA DURING WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL EVENT – #EggRoll2018 PHOTOS

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Trump praises First Lady Melania for organizing Easter Egg Roll

 

Love on the lawn! Trump praises First Lady Melania for organizing Easter Egg Roll and gives her a kiss for the cameras

  • Melania Trump hosted her second White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday on the South Lawn of the White House 
  • This year the first lady introduced the game of lawn bowling for the first time, played with giant balls and pins 
  • Donald Trump Jr was an  early guest at the Easter Egg Roll, and posted a photo of his daughter Chloe hiding from the human-sized Easter Bunny
  • His soon-to-be ex wife Vanessa also attended, along with siblings Tiffany, Barron and Eric 
  • Dr. Ronny Jackson, who President Trump surprisingly tapped to run Veterans Affairs, attended the event with Energy Secretary Rick Perry  

 

Read more: Love on the lawn! Trump praises First Lady Melania for organizing Easter Egg Roll and gives her a kiss for the cameras

 

President Trump (center left) and first lady Melania Trump (left), along with the Eater Bunny (center right) listen as the National Anthem is performed 

 

 

Early attendees play games at this year's White House Easter Egg roll. This is the first lady's second Easter Egg Roll that she's planned 

 

 

President Trump (left) holds up the hand of the Easter Bunny (right) as he briefly speaks at the White House's annual Easter Egg roll

 

 

President Trump leans in for a kiss with first lady Melania Trump at Monday's Easter Egg roll on the South Lawn 

 

 

First lady Melania Trump read a book to children during Monday's White House Easter Egg Roll, the second of such events she's put on 

 

 

First lady Melania Trump (left) smiles at 12-year-old Barron (right), who seems to have outgrown the Easter Egg Roll  

 

 

 

President Trump (center left) and first lady Melania Trump (right) blow the whistle to get the egg rolling game started, while Tiffany Trump (left) and Barron Trump (center right) look on 

 

 

President Trump sat down with a group of kids at a picnic table at Monday's White House Easter Egg Roll 

 

 

 

First daughter Tiffany Trump is photographed walking onto the South Lawn at Monday's White House Easter Egg Roll

 

 

An attendee poses with the Easter Bunny at this year's White House Easter Egg Roll, which took place Monday morning 

 

 

First lady Melania Trump introduced a new game at this year's Easter Egg Roll: lawn bowling - which featured oversized bowling balls and pins 

 

 

Donald Trump Jr (left), Vanessa Trump (center left) and Barron Trump (center right) watch as the president (far right) encourages children to start the egg rolling game

Donald Trump Jr (left), Vanessa Trump (center left) and Barron Trump (center right) watch as the president (far right) encourages children to start the egg rolling game 

 

 

Donald Trump Jr pointed out that almost all of his kids posed with the Easter Bunny during this year's White House Easter Egg Roll 

 

Donald Trump Jr revealed that his daughter Chloe was terrified of the human-sized Easter Bunny roaming the White House grounds Monday

 

Donald Trump Jr revealed that his daughter Chloe was terrified of the human-sized Easter Bunny roaming the White House grounds Monday 

 

 

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sported some Easter-appropriate blues shoes to Monday's Easter Egg Roll 

 

 

Children roll Easter Eggs at this year's White House Easter Egg Roll, one of the biggest events Melania Trump puts on during the year 

 

 

Participants at the 2018 White House Easter Egg Roll roll their eggs across the South Lawn on Monday 

 

 

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly holds a young girl at Monday's White House Easter Egg Roll 

 

 

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly walks through the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn on Monday 

 

BREAKING! 5 FBI AGENTS WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE TO REVISE FISA MEMO

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In panic mode! The FBI sent 5 agents over to the White House this week to alter the House Intel FISA memo.

Fox News Lou Dobbs:

 

Lou Dobbs: Our chief correspondent at the White House, John Roberts, telling us that the new version of the memorandum has been altered in some ways by the White House review. Five professional members of the FBI were at the White House to meet with the Chief of Staff John Kelly to got through that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MELANIA TRUMP VICTIM OF NEWSWEEK FAKE NEWS: ACCUSES FLOTUS REMOVAL OF 200-YEAR-OLD JACKSON TREE

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This is Newsweek’s fake news headline:

Melania Trump Orders Removal of Near-200-Year-Old Tree From White House

 

WRONG! Melania Trump  made the decision to have the historic 200-year-old Jackson magnolia tree –   the oldest on the grounds – removed after tree specialists determined “the overall architecture and structure of the tree is greatly compromised,” , according to CNN.

 

 

Per Newsweek’s own reporting :

The tree was about to fall, and experts recommended its removal. Mrs. Trump, according to Grisham, has requested to preserve the wood from the tree.

The tree is expected to be removed later this week. White House groundskeepers were prepared for the tree’s demise, however, and offshoots of the original Jackson magnolia have been growing nearby. They are around 8 to 10 feet tall and will be planted in the original tree’s place, according to CNN.

 

 

PHOTOS: TRUMP AND HIS FAMILY CELEBRATE THEIR FIRST HANUKKAH IN THE WHITE HOUSE

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President Trump and VP Mike Pence together with their families celebrate their first Hannukah in the White House led by Jewish Rabbi Meir Soloveichik.

realdonaldtrump Tonight, at the @WhiteHouse we gather to celebrate the story that is told in #Jewish homes across the country – and the #world. A story that began more than 2,000 #years ago, when a tyrant made practicing the Jewish faith punishable by death. He desecrated the Jewish #temple, including the Holy of Holies. But a small band of Jewish patriots rose up, defeated a mighty army, and soon reclaimed their freedom….

 

President Trump shares photos from the event:

Tonight, Melania and I were thrilled to welcome so many wonderful friends to the – and wish them all a very

 

Tonight, at the @WhiteHouse we gather to celebrate the story that is told in #Jewish homes across the country - and the #world. A story that began more than 2,000 #years ago, when a tyrant made practicing the Jewish faith punishable by death. He desecrated the Jewish #temple, including the Holy of Holies. But a small band of Jewish patriots rose up, defeated a mighty army, and soon reclaimed their freedom.... #Hanukkah #Chanukah #Israel #USA 🇺🇸🇮🇱
During the reception, Ivanka shared a video to her Instagram account showing Arabella and Joseph participating in the ceremony by lighting the first candle on the Menorah while the crowd sang 'Ma'oz Tzur' (above)
Tonight, at the @WhiteHouse we gather to celebrate the story that is told in #Jewish homes across the country - and the #world. A story that began more than 2,000 #years ago, when a tyrant made practicing the Jewish faith punishable by death. He desecrated the Jewish #temple, including the Holy of Holies. But a small band of Jewish patriots rose up, defeated a mighty army, and soon reclaimed their freedom.... #Hanukkah #Chanukah #Israel #USA 🇺🇸🇮🇱
 The former model was seemingly chipper after having a busy day where she answered questions from children during a visit to the Children's National hospital in DC
Tonight, at the @WhiteHouse we gather to celebrate the story that is told in #Jewish homes across the country - and the #world. A story that began more than 2,000 #years ago, when a tyrant made practicing the Jewish faith punishable by death. He desecrated the Jewish #temple, including the Holy of Holies. But a small band of Jewish patriots rose up, defeated a mighty army, and soon reclaimed their freedom.... #Hanukkah #Chanukah #Israel #USA 🇺🇸🇮🇱

CNN TO BOYCOTT WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS PARTY – A ‘GOOD NEWS’, SAYS SARAH SANDERS

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CNN is taking a knee – will boycott White House Christmas Party. A ‘good news’ and ‘early Christmas’ present, says Sarah Sanders.

CNN said in a statement on the boycott:

“CNN will not be attending this year’s White House Christmas party. In light of the President’s continued attacks on freedom of the press and CNN, we do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate with him as his invited guests. We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants