WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and President Emmanuel Macron of France toasted to continued warm relations between their countries.
Macron was honored Tuesday at the first state dinner of the Trump administration.
President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron toast in the State Dining Room during a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
In his toast, Trump asked that their “friendship grow even deeper” and that their “kinship grow even stronger.”
Relations between the U.S. and France date to the American Revolution, nearly 250 years ago.
Macron, who spoke in French, thanked Trump for making him the first world leader honored with a state visit.
Trump thanked his wife, Melania, for pulling together the first state dinner of his administration.
In a toast before Tuesday’s dinner honoring France, Trump described his wife as “America’s absolutely incredible first lady.”
He thanked her for her efforts on the dinner and said she had created an evening that everyone will always “cherish and remember.”
The dinner for 123 guests and a main course of lamb marked Mrs. Trump’s highest-profile hostess gig to date as first lady.
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