When it comes to event planning, Melania Trump apparently is head and shoulders, both literally and figuratively, over Michelle Obama.
Whereas Michelle’s first state dinner was a gaudy event for about 300 people, Melania preferred a more intimate setting with no more than 150 guests.
Having dinner with the President of the United States, regardless of whom you are, is a very big deal.
Sadly, though, at most of these events, there are so many people there it is hard for anyone to get to spend any “quality” time with the president.
That was not the case at the State Dinner hosted for the French president, though.
Our First Lady specifically kept the guest list limited so everyone could enjoy the experience, not just the French president and his wife
FLOTUS’ communications director, Stephanie Grisham, stated, “She has been very focused on the experience of the guests and wants to ensure they are able to truly enjoy and remember the occasion.”
“When you are invited to a dinner at the White House, it is very special to be able to sit in the State Dining Room. After all, this is the People’s House, which is rich with history and tradition,” she continued.
Let’s not also forget the costs associate with an event such as this.
The Obama event had 300 or so guests and booked Jennifer Hudson to sing at the dinner.
Imagine the price tag of that event compared to the Trump State Dinner!
Selective Guest List
It is no secret these events were used by the Obamas so they could rub elbows with the rich and famous.
Michelle and Barack had an A-List of guests that were seen at virtually every major event held at the White House.
Trump is far less focused on impressing celebrities than he is on getting this country back on track.
It should also be noted that many of the “typical” Democrats and media members that were invited to Obama’s events were also left off this list.
Trump is not one to kiss up to anyone, so it makes perfect sense those that have been spreading false narratives and taking cheap shots at him to garner a headline were left on the outside looking in.