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Politics Hunter Biden among guests invited to White House state dinner with France's Macron

09:51  02 december  2022
09:51  02 december  2022 Source:   msn.com

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Hunter Biden was one of the 300-plus guests who enjoyed Maine lobster and caviar at the White Housefor the first state dinner of President Joe Biden’s administration.

Hunter Biden and second wife Melissa Cohen did not arrive through the state dinner's public entrance at the White House. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who could become House speaker next year as a new Republican majority prepares to investigate the younger Biden, did, but he sidestepped questions about the first son's presence at the event.

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"Well, I'm at dinner with my mom so we're going to have a great time," McCarthy told reporters Thursday.

Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden first welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and French first lady Brigitte Macron on the White House North Portico before posing for more photos together at the building's Grand Staircase.

Jill Biden wore a custom-made off-the-shoulder navy floral lace evening grown by Oscar de la Renta, one of the first lady's favored fashion labels. Brigitte Macron donned a high-neckline ivory dress with silver detailing and a slit up the side by French compatriot Louis Vuitton.

Here are some of the Bidens' other notable state dinner guests:

  • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton co-founder and CEO Bernard Arnault
  • Singer and post-state dinner entertainer Jon Batiste
  • Former U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Steven Breyer
  • MSNBC Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough
  • Boeing Company CEO David Calhoun
  • CBS The Late Show's Stephen Colbert
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook
  • Actress Jennifer Garner
  • Singer John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen
  • Designer Christian Louboutin
  • Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Film director Baz Luhrmann
  • Democratic political activist Henry Muñoz
  • Emerson Collective founder and chairwoman Laurene Powell Jobs
  • Disneyland Paris president Natacha Rafalski
  • IBEW international president Lonnie Stephenson
  • Author Tara Westover
  • Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour

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American cheese on White House state dinner menu for France

  American cheese on White House state dinner menu for France WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine lobster poached in butter, beef with shallot marmalade and an American cheese trio will be served when French President Emmanuel Macron takes his seat as the guest of honor at a red-white-and-blue themed White House state dinner, the first for President Joe Biden. Dessert will be orange chiffon cake, roasted pears and creme fraiche ice cream. Everything from the menu to the entertainment to the table settings and other touches were designed by the White House — and first lady Jill Biden — to highlight the ties that bind America and its oldest ally, France.

  • French author Florian Zeller

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