As President Donald Trump prepares for the first official state visit of his presidency, it could be Melania’s time for the spotlight.
The White House is set to host French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife this week. While administrations in the past have opted for outside party planners, the First Lady will be handling all the duties of the event.
From the St. Augustine Record:
“Properly presenting the White House to visitors is one of Trump’s preoccupations, said her chief of staff, Lindsay Reynolds, who was the associate director of the White House Visitors Office in the George W. Bush administration. Reynolds described the first lady’s involvement in even the smallest minutiae.”
Melania is said to be taking her responsibilities very seriously and with her background in design, guests should be in for a treat.
An interesting side note of the dinner is that Melania has opted to use a smaller room in the White House that is limited to the number of guests it can hold.
In the past, some state dinners were held in tents outside on the White house lawns as no room could house the full compliment of guests. The event only has 130-150 invitations, which could restore some exclusivity and honor to being invited to an official state dinner at the White House.