Making America great again — with hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wines.
President Donald Trump has been hosting dinner parties at the White House ever since he moved in last year, inviting media personalities, politicians and even Alaska’s very own Sarah Palin. And the commander in chief has now “ramped up” those parties, Politico reported Thursday, dining alongside the likes of billionaire business mogul Rupert Murdoch, conservative media figure Matt Drudge and various titans of Wall Street, including JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.
Trump reportedly loves to “play host” in the People’s House, mixing campaign aides like Brad Parscale with senior advisers like Kellyanne Conway and Jared Kushner, along with his favorite television news hosts, including Sean Hannity.
The dinners give Trump the opportunity to be in charge, steer the conservation, and show off the historic place he now calls home — with its trappings of valets, Marine guards, and historic artifacts. Plus, the dinners are free of the interruptions that can happen in the Oval Office, with people coming in and out, said one administration official.
If he’s feeling upbeat, he’ll give visitors a tour of the Lincoln Bedroom or show off the copy of the Gettysburg Address or a rug first installed by Ronald Reagan. Often, he’ll say to guests: “Have you ever seen luxury like this?” as he guides them through, said the administration official.
Most recently, the president dined with venture capitalist Peter Thiel and the Safra Catz, a top executive for Amazon’s cloud competitor, Oracle.
Trump enjoys every aspect of his dinners with guests — from chocolate cake for desert, to signing autographs on the personal menus created each night — as they provide the “freewheeling nature of having people stop by” that the president longs for in the White House, one former official told the outlet.
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