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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 TrumpCorker: US must determine responsibility in Saudi journalist's death Five takeaways from testy Heller-Rosen debate in Nevada Dem senator calls for US action after 'preposterous' Saudi explanation 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 RyanMeghan McCain calls Russian attacks against her father the 'highest compliment' to her family Atheist group argues in court for prayer rights on House floor Small-dollar donations explode in the Trump era 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 CassidyTrump signs bills banning drug pricing 'gag clauses' Dem ad accuses Heller of 'lying' about record on pre-existing conditions GOP senator suggests criminal referral for third Kavanaugh accuser's 'apparently false affidavit' 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 RossSessions attacks judge who ordered officials to sit for depositions in challenges to Census citizenship question Harris accuses GOP of ‘weaponizing’ 2020 Census DOJ: Commerce chief spoke with Bannon, Sessions about census citizenship question MORE, White House aide Stephen Miller and Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyMaxine Waters gets company in new GOP line of attack The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — GOP faces ‘green wave’ in final stretch to the midterms Conservatives fear Trump will cut immigration deal 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 TrumpAttacks on public figures are growing The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump sends Pompeo to meet Saudi king | How Trump could work with a Dem House | Trump heads to Florida to view hurricane damage Watchdog files Hatch Act complaint against Sanders for picture with Kanye in MAGA hat MORE and Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerSaudis say journalist killed in ‘fight’ at consulate; 18 detained White House responds to Joaquin Castro's Kushner allegations: 'an outrageous slanderous lie' Attacks on public figures are growing 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 TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump seizes on immigrant 'caravan' for midterms | WHCA criticizes Trump for praising lawmaker who assaulted reporter | Trump takes harder line on Saudis CNN's Acosta sends private message to former Melania Trump aide: 'F--- you' Trump submits 2017 federal income tax returns MORE was doing as first lady, Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump, Stormy Daniels trade fire on Twitter | Three weeks to midterms | Pompeo meets Saudi king The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Pollsters: White college-educated women to decide if Dems capture House New book: Pence’s wife refused to say hello to Trump on election night 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.