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Photos: Trump welcomes Emmanuel Macron to White House

Trump walking with Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigette and Melania Trump.
Trump welcoming Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to the White House. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to the White House on Tuesday, marking the first state visit of Trump's presidency.

The details: Following the first official welcome ceremony at the White House, the two leaders participated in a closed-door bilateral meeting before giving a joint press conference later that morning. Tonight, the Macrons and Trumps will dine on “rack of spring lamb” and “burnt cipollini soubise” at the state dinner.

Macron and Trump standing side by side during the state ceremony along with First Lady Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron.

President Trump, Melania Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Brigette Macron standing side by side.
President Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron standing side by side at a state ceremony. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Emmanuel Macron shaking hands with Vice President Mike Pence ahead of delivering a speech with Trump.

Emmanuel Macron and Vice President Mike Pence
French President Emmanuel Macron shaking hands with Vice President Mike Pence. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images.

Children waving American flags prior to Trump welcoming Macron to the White House.

Children waving American flags
Children waving American flags ahead of Emmanuel Macron's visit at the White House. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner await the arrival of Macron at the White House.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner ahead of Emmanuel Macron's visit to the White House. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Trump flicks a piece of drandruff off of Macron's jacket during a meeting in the Oval Office while calling their relationship "perfect."

Trump flicks dandruff off Macron's jacket
Photo: Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images

Trump and Macron shake hands before their joint press conference at the White House.

Trump and Macron shake hands behind their podiums
Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

Macron and Trump embrace at the completion of their news conference. Macron later tweets a closeup of their clasped hands with the caption: "France-USA"

Macron and Trump clasp hands tightly
Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images