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Australia Donald Trump's state dinner for Scott Morrison attended by Australian and American luminaries

12:05  21 september  2019
12:05  21 september  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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After introducing the previous prime minister to US President Donald Trump , it appears Australian golfing great Greg Norman is still in the loop, turning up to the White House for the state dinner honouring Scott Morrison .

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Golfing great Greg Norman was among the dignitaries attending the state dinner for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the White House.

Greg Norman arrives with his wife, Kirsten Kutner, for a State Dinner for Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott © Thomson Reuters Greg Norman arrives with his wife, Kirsten Kutner, for a State Dinner for Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, and Maria Ryan arrive for a State Dinner with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and President Donald Trump at the White House, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) © ASSOCIATED PRESS Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, and Maria Ryan arrive for a State Dinner with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and President Donald Trump at the White House, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) US President Donald Trump hosted Mr Morrison for the formal dinner — an honour that has not been extended to an Australian leader since George W Bush hosted John Howard in 2006.

Morrison touches down in Washington to meet Trump

  Morrison touches down in Washington to meet Trump Prime Minister Scott Morrison has arrived to pomp and ceremony in Washington for his historic state visit with US President Donald Trump. An official welcoming ceremony was held for the prime minister when he stepped off the Royal Australian Airforce jet on Friday morning Australian time.Mr Morrison is only the second Australian prime minister to be invited for dinner by a US president at the White House - following former prime minister John Howard. Regional security and global trade tensions will be high on the agenda when the two world leaders meet.

US President Donald Trump is hosting Australian PM Scott Morrison on a week-long visit which includes a state dinner at the White House. Mr Morrison is due to attend the UN General Assembly meeting in New York and visit an Australian -owned factory with Mr Trump in the US state of Ohio.

Australia ' s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and wife Jenny arrive for a state visit, at Andrews Airforce Base in Washington DC, United States , Thursday The menu is traditionally designed by the First Lady. Melania Trump will serve sunchoke ravioli with cream and summer vegetables, followed by

Mr Trump, an avid golfer who owns a number of courses around the world, was famously introduced to Mr Morrison's predecessor, Malcolm Turnbull, by Norman back in 2016.

U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump greet Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny Morrison as they arrive for a state dinner at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2019.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts © Thomson Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump greet Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny Morrison as they arrive for a state dinner at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Although Mr Turnbull's tenure ended last year, it appears Norman remains connected, entering the White House alongside wife Kirsten Kutner on Friday evening (local time).

Celebrity chef Curtis Stone and model Sarah Murdoch were also among the famous faces.

Some of the other Australian guests were businesspeople like Kerry Stokes, Gina Rinehart, Andrew Forrest, Anthony Pratt and Lachlan Murdoch, and 2018 Australian of the Year Michelle Simmons.

Morrison warmly welcomed by Trump in state ceremony

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Scott Morrison was set to use his opening speeches in the United States to emphasise the shared values between Australia and America and attempt to land a nuanced Tables set during a media preview for the state dinner with Donald Trump and Scott Morrison . Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump greet Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny Morrison as they arrive for a state dinner at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2019.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts © Thomson Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump greet Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny Morrison as they arrive for a state dinner at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts The President and First Lady Melania Trump greeted Mr Morrison and wife Jenny with handshakes and kisses on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the mansion after a day of discussions and media appearances.

Henry Kissinger and his wife, Nancy Kissinger, arrive for a State Dinner for Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott © Thomson Reuters Henry Kissinger and his wife, Nancy Kissinger, arrive for a State Dinner for Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott Dinner centrepieces featured Australia's national flower, the golden wattle, and more than 2,500 yellow California roses, while the garden itself was decorated with white and yellow roses. Musical groups from the US military were providing entertainment.

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Speaking of the speeches, both Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese made jokes about the 1997 Engadine McDonalds rumour (google it, if you It’ s all because Scott Morrison is on his way to the United States , where he will be the guest of honour at only the second State Dinner Donald Trump

Donald Trump and Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison emphasized the cooperation between their two countries at the top of Friday' s state visit. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and wife Jenny have attended the White House for an official state dinner in the Rose Garden hosted by

Mr Morrison thanked his US counterpart for the "tremendous honour".

He is the second world leader to receive the high diplomatic honour of a US state visit during Mr Trump's time in office, the first being French President Emmanuel Macron last year.

Avoiding Iran

At the dinner there was a who's who of US politics in attendance, including former New York City mayor and current Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger and a number of Republican members of Congress, who were "celebrating" in the White House Rose Garden even as serious matters of national security and politics loomed over their host.

During his speech at the dinner, Mr Morrison honoured the long-standing partnership between Australian and the US, particularly on the battlefield.

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and U.S. President Donald Trump speak to reporters as they meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst © Thomson Reuters Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and U.S. President Donald Trump speak to reporters as they meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst "I noticed tonight the Marines on duty [at the White House], and I thank you for your service, but not just to the United States, to our alliance as well," he said.

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Donald Trump and Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison will emphasize the cooperation between their two countries during Friday' s state visit. Australian pro golfer Greg Norman, a friend of Trump ' s , is attending the dinner . Lachlan Murdoch, CEO of Fox Corp., will attend , while his father

Scott Morrison applauds America ' s 'moral purpose' while meeting Donald Trump . Morrison has used the visit to emphasise Australia ’ s reliability as an American ally and the shared values The state dinner is the first offered to an Australian prime minister since the Howard era, and Trump will

"To 100 years of mateship and to 100 more. To the people of these United States, to the President and his magnificent First Lady. And may God bless America."

None of the arriving guests acknowledged the decision to send US forces to Saudi Arabia to protect it after an attack on oil installations, which the Trump administration blames on Iran.

That announcement from US Defense Secretary Mark Esper came between Mr Trump and Mr Morrison addressing the media in the East Room and changing into their tuxedos for the three-course dinner.

According to Mr Trump, he and Mr Morrison "didn't discuss too much Iran" in their conversations, although he said they would do so later.

Guests were sitting at a mix of round and rectangular tables draped in alternating yellow-and-green tablecloths in tribute to Australia's national colours and were dining on sunchoke ravioli, Dover sole and apple tart a la mode. Temporary flooring was laid over the grass in the Rose Garden.

Dinner comes after day of trade talk

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife, Jennifer Morrison, during a State Visit at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, D.C., on September 20, 2019.  REUTERS/Tom Brenner © Thomson Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife, Jennifer Morrison, during a State Visit at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, D.C., on September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner The dinner came at the end of a long day of discussions between Mr Trump and Mr Morrison, focused largely on China.

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US President Donald Trump is hosting Australian PM Scott Morrison on a week-long visit which includes a state dinner at the White House. Mr Morrison is due to attend the UN General Assembly meeting in New York and visit an Australian -owned factory with Mr Trump in the US state of Ohio.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hosted their second state dinner on Friday night Rudy Giuliani, Trump ' s personal lawyer, attended the state dinner with date Maria Ryan. US President Donald Trump speaks alongside Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during an

Speaking alongside Mr Morrison hours before their lavish dinner at the White House, Mr Trump was asked about his trade war with China, which is one of Australia's biggest economic partners, and promised that any trade deal the US reached with China would benefit Australia.

As a new round of trade talks looms, Mr Trump moved to assure the public that Australia would not be a loser if and when a deal was reached.

"I look at the numbers. I love numbers, and the numbers of Australia are doing incredibly well," he said.

"Australia will be one of the big beneficiaries of a deal."

He added: "We could do a very big deal with China and it would go very quickly, but it wouldn't be the appropriate deal. We have to do it right."

For more than a year, the world's largest economies have been locked in a high-stakes duel, marked by the US President's escalating penalties on Chinese goods and Beijing's retaliatory tariffs.

Mr Trump said he did not feel the need to secure an agreement before next year's election, but conceded reaching an agreement "would probably be a positive" for his re-election campaign.

Mr Morrison, speaking to the Australian and American media alongside his US counterpart in the East Room of the White House, said he did not want to see negotiations rushed.

"We're keen to see the US and China be able to come to an agreement, but deals have got to be fair, deals have got to be good deals, deals have got to be sustainable deals," the Prime Minister said.

"Australia has benefited greatly from the economic growth of China, we have a comprehensive strategic partnership with China and a free trade agreement with China.

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Full transcript: The toasts of President Trump and Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the state dinner for Australia . The first settlers carved out a home on the frontier and forged our defining national traits. Americans and Australians hold within our hearts a great love of family, a profound allegiance

Melania Trump wears a J Mendel gown for the Trumps ' second state dinner , which honored Australia and took place under the stars in the Rose Garden. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to welcome Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny Morrison to a

"They have grown and they have become a substantive economy in the world, and once you get into that level then you need to play to the same rules as those other developed nations.

"We look forward to [a deal being reached] and that providing broader certainty and stability to the global economy, which all nations will benefit from."

Earlier in the day, during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office, Mr Trump hinted at the difference of opinion between the two nations when it comes to China, telling the media, "Scott has very strong opinions on China", as he invited Mr Morrison to speak on the subject.

The Prime Minister simply pointed out that "there can't be special rules" for any developed economies, and that they "need to make sure we all compete on the same playing field".

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Trump asked Scott Morrison for help investigating Mueller inquiry into Russian election interference .
Donald Trump asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison for help investigating the origins of the Mueller investigation into Russian election interference, the ABC has confirmed.US President Donald Trump asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison for help investigating the origins of the Mueller investigation into Russian election interference.

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