Henry Kissinger, Tim Cook among guests at White House state dinner

Henry Kissinger, Tim Cook among guests at White House state dinner
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A state dinner held by President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE on Tuesday night featured a slate of prominent guests, including former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Apple CEO Tim Cook, media mogul Rupert Murdoch and House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanSoaring deficits could put Trump in a corner if there's a recession Paul Ryan moving family to Washington Embattled Juul seeks allies in Washington MORE (R-Wis.).

The dinner, which was held in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron, who was visiting Washington with his wife, will feature about 150 guests, including a number of prominent lawmakers, Cabinet secretaries, White House staff and at least one Supreme Court justice.

President Trump received criticism for not inviting Democratic lawmakers or members of the media to the dinner.

But Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) did attend the dinner, alongside Sen. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyBottom Line I'm not a Nazi, I'm just a dude: What it's like to be the other Steve King Washington takes historic step forward on paid parental leave MORE (R-La.).

Another guest in attendance was Lisa Jackson, who served as the chief of the Environmental Protection Agency under former President Obama and who currently serves as director of sustainability at Apple. She came as Cook's guest.

Also among the guests were Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossTrump administration announces deal to avert tariffs on Mexican tomatoes Huawei grappling with 'live or die moment,' founder says Ex-counterintelligence official warns Trump administration not to be shortsighted on Huawei MORE, White House aide Stephen Miller and Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyOmar says US should reconsider aid to Israel I'm not a Nazi, I'm just a dude: What it's like to be the other Steve King Trump finds consistent foil in 'Squad' MORE (R-Calif.).

Two Olympians, curler John Shuster and hockey player Meghan Duggan, were also spotted entering with their gold medals.

Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpPresident tweets 'few work harder' than Ivanka, Jared Dick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report Trump Jr. dismisses conflicts of interest, touts projects in Indonesia MORE and Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerPresident tweets 'few work harder' than Ivanka, Jared PETA billboard in Baltimore calls Kushner a 'rich pest' Top immigration aide experienced 'jolt of electricity to my soul' when Trump announced campaign MORE — the president’s family members and advisers — entered together, as did Vice President Pence and his wife Karen.

Asked how she thought Melania TrumpMelania TrumpEx-Melania Trump adviser raised concerns of excessive inauguration spending weeks before events: CNN The Hill's Morning Report - Trump moves green cards, citizenship away from poor, low-skilled White House seeks volunteers, musicians for Christmas celebrations MORE was doing as first lady, Karen PenceKaren Sue PencePence on battling critics: 'Spend more time on your knees than on the internet' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Acosta resigns amid controversy over Epstein plea deal The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi looks to squash fight with progressives MORE told reporters, “breathtaking.”

The dinner is Trump’s first state dinner since he became president.

On Monday, Macron and Trump planted a tree gifted by France outside the White House. It was the first ceremonial act of Macron’s state visit.

The first lady selected the decor, entertainment and food for Tuesday’s dinner. The menu will consist of three courses that include American dishes with French influences.

The Washington National Opera from the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts will perform at the dinner.