State dinners

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny Morrison as they arrive for a State Dinner at the White House, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 20, 2019 - 10:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A glittering crowd of American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely "celebrating" even as serious matters of national security and presidential politics combined to cast a cloud over President Donald Trump. Not...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 20, 2019 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the state visit by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (all times local): 9:35 a.m. President Donald Trump says in a welcoming ceremony for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison that "today we celebrate the long-cherished and unwavering friendship between the...
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President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, Sunday, July 21, 2019, after spending the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 22, 2019 - 10:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are hosting an official visit and state dinner in September for the prime minister of Australia. It's only the second state dinner Trump has held since he became president. The first was for France in April 2018. The White House...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II speaks to U.S President Donald Trump, right and first lady Melania as they view U.S memorabilia from the Royal Collection, at Buckingham Palace, London, Monday, June 3, 2019. Trump is on a three-day state visit to Britain. (Tolga Akmen/Pool Photo via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 9:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Mixing pageantry and pugilism, President Donald Trump plunged into his long-delayed state visit to Britain on Monday, welcomed with smiles and a cannon salute by the royals but launching political insults at others in a time of turmoil for both nations in the deep, if recently...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 21, 2019 file photo, British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks outside EU headquarters in Brussels. Corbyn, Britain’s main opposition leader, says he has declined an invitation to attend a state dinner with Donald Trump during the president’s visit to Britain in June. Labour Party leader Corbyn said Friday, April 26 that the government “should not be rolling out the red carpet for a state visit to honor a president who rips up vital international treaties, backs climate change denial and uses racist and misogynist rhetoric.” (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)
April 26, 2019 - 12:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party said Friday he has declined an invitation to attend the state dinner during U.S. President Donald Trump's visit in June. The head of the left-wing party, Jeremy Corbyn, said he would be happy to meet with Trump but thinks "maintaining an...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 13, 2018 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Queen Elizabeth inspects the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The palace said Trump and his wife, Melania, had accepted an invitation from the queen for a visit that will take place June 3-5. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)
April 23, 2019 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump finally has a date on the calendar for a state dinner at Buckingham Palace — a visit more than two years in the making. The mere announcement of his June visit as the guest of Queen Elizabeth II stirred up fresh anti-Trump sentiment Tuesday among Brits who...
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