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 TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her 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 RyanHow does the 25th Amendment work? Sinema, Fitzpatrick call for long-term extension of Violence Against Women Act GOP super PAC drops .5 million on Nevada ad campaign 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 CassidyOvernight Health Care: Opioids package nears finish line | Measure to help drug companies draws ire | Maryland ObamaCare rates to drop Overnight Health Care: HHS diverts funds to pay for detaining migrant children | Health officials defend transfers | Lawmakers consider easing drug company costs in opioids deal Overnight Health Care: Senators target surprise medical bills | Group looks to allow Medicaid funds for substance abuse programs | FDA launches anti-vaping campaign for teens 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 RossWilbur Ross ordered to give deposition in 2020 census case: report The seafood trade deficit is a diversionary tactic Wilbur Ross is wrong; the pain from the trade war is coming MORE, White House aide Stephen Miller and Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyOn The Money: Midterms to shake up House finance panel | Chamber chief says US not in trade war | Mulvaney moving CFPB unit out of DC | Conservatives frustrated over big spending bills Midterms to shake up top posts on House finance panel The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh confirmation in sudden turmoil 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 TrumpHard choices in training Americans for AI workplace of future Ex-Trump, progressive strategists battle over charges of anti-Semitism surrounding Eric Trump Ethics watchdog requests probe into Trump officials traveling to campaign events MORE and Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerMueller investigating Russian payments made by Trump Tower meeting organizers: report The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh confirmation in sudden turmoil Manafort’s plea deal — the clear winners and losers 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 TrumpTrump Jr. to Dem Senator: 'You admitted to hitting your wife so hard it gave her a black eye!' Melania Trump's spokeswoman gets Hatch Act warning for #MAGA tweet Pamela Anderson claims she convinced Melania Trump to stop wearing fur MORE was doing as first lady, Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump rips 'ridiculous' spending bill | FBI dragged into new fight | Latest on Maryland shooting The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — GOP again has momentum on Kavanaugh rollercoaster The Hill's 12:30 Report — Falling Trump approval worries GOP | Florence nears coast | Trump touts Puerto Rico response 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.