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State dinner party varies depending on the country. For the United States of America, a State Dinner Party is hosted by the President of the United States of America and is held in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington D.C.
It’s almost end of the year, yet there’s no announcement of the state dinner party by Donald Trump.
Mr. Trump didn’t like former President Barack Obama for organizing state dinners, and he was explicitly critical when Mr. Obama held a state dinner in the year 2015 during the visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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Trump previously said that he is only concerned about dealing the work. “I would not throw a dinner,” Mr. Trump said at the time. “I would directly offer him a McDonald’s hamburger and directly head to work.”
Trump keeps bragging about his healthy relationship with many of his foreign correspondent.
However, Trump hosted Mr. Xi at his Florida estate in April, feasting a classic dinner– and not the hamburger.
“President Xi was lavishing the treat,” the President said.
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There has been a lot of meetings over lunch in the White House with many world leaders; they do not compare to a state dinner.
White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, stated that there is no specific reason why Trump is still extending the state visit invitation. She added that Trump’s administration hopes to schedule a state visit early next year.
On the contrary, he has liked Asian hospitality leaders offered him. Earlier this year, during the tour in Asia, Trump flattered the red carpets, military parades, and fancy dinners.
While Trump and his wife Melania visited Beijing in November, they were greeted with a lavish arrival event. They were greeted at the airport by high class Chinese and American dignitaries standing at diligence, and a band playing military music and bunch of flag-waving children chanting “welcome”.
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Then they took US leader for the private tour of the Forbidden City, which included dinner. Trump also monologued on outdoor opera performance.
The White House trip for state dinner party begins with a decorated arrival ceremony on the South Lawn, including the formality of a military honor guard, a troop inspection, and leader statements.
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The leaders from different country and states greet privately in the Oval Office
before a joint news conference in the East Room or sometimes in the Rose Garden.
The event ends by honoring foreign leader as the guest of honor at a lavish state dinner attended by hundreds, including members of Congress, celebrities, political donors business leaders and others. The evening is highlighted by traditional toast.
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The visiting leader gets to enjoy lunch at the State Department and sometimes addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
Such visits are organized when the US wants to show a “Number #1 face” particular leader.