President Donald Trump recently held a reception at the White House in honor of senators from both Republican and Democratic parties and their spouses. Joining him were Vice President Mike Pence, First Lady Melania Trump and Second Lady Karen Pence.
The White House hosted a cocktail reception for various members of the senate. Throughout the night, they were entertained with performances by The United States Army Chorus and The United States Marine Chamber Orchestra.
Earlier in the evening, Pence took to the stage to say a few words. “As the President of the Senate, it’s particularly meaningful for me to welcome Republican and Democrat members of the Senate to this very special evening.” The vice president also took time to acknowledge the presence of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He also acknowledged the attendance of Senator Orrin Hatch. Later on, Pence went ahead and introduced both President Trump and the First Lady.
President Trump addresses healthcare during the reception.
“It was my great pleasure to open the doors of the White House to these esteemed members of the United States Senate, along with their spouses and invited guests,” the First Lady remarked. Meanwhile, Trump also took the time to welcome everyone in the reception. “I have some very special friends in this room, especially — I must tell you, we have the Republicans, but I even have a couple of Democrats,” the president said. According to a report from The Washington Times, 55 senators and their spouses attended the White House event.
During his remarks, Trump decided to touch on the issue of healthcare. He said, “I know that we’re all going to make a deal on healthcare – that’s such an easy one.” Trump’s remarks came after the healthcare bill from Republicans failed to pass legislation. Nonetheless, Trump is optimistic. “I think it’s going to happen – because we’ve all been promising – Democrat, Republican – we’ve all been promising that to the American people.”
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