President Trump and First Lady Melania Host South Korean President Moon Jae-In and First Lady Kim Jung-Soon

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-In to the White House for a formal dinner that preceded formal talks on what to do about the ongoing standoff with North Korea.

Unrelated nuance – Apparently, the fingerprints of our first lady have been noticed by the media.  Funky apples replaced with fresh florals.  CTH peeps have noted it for a few weeks, the media are beginning to catch on.

(Reuters) […] “We’re going to have tremendous discussions tonight,” Trump said at the dinner, flanked by his wife Melania and by Moon, on his right. Seated next to Moon at the elegant, flower bedecked table was his wife, First Lady Kim Jung-soon.

Members of Trump’s cabinet and Korean delegation were also seated at the elegant dinner table, which ran the length of the room.

“I know you’ve been discussing with our people some of the complexities of North Korea and trade and other things, and we’ll be discussing them all as we progress — and it could be very well late into the evening,” Trump said.

Earlier on Thursday, Moon lobbied US leaders to back his policy of engagement with North Korea, as the Trump administration vowed to increase pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program.

The Trump administration has been trying to isolate the North Korean regime following a series of missile tests, including by persuading China — Pyongyang’s main diplomatic ally — to help bring Kim Jong-Un into line.

But speaking on board his flight to the United States Wednesday, Moon said Seoul and Washington should offer concessions to Pyongyang if it complies with their demands, according to multiple South Korean reports.

“Without rewarding North Korea for its bad actions, South Korea and the United States should closely consult what they may give the North in return for a nuclear freeze,” he said. (read more)

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[TRANSCRIPT] 6:22 P.M. EDT – THE PRESIDENT: President Moon, thank you very much. It’s a great honor to have you at the White House and your very beautiful and lovely wife. We appreciate it.

And we’re going to have tremendous discussions tonight. I know you’ve been discussing with our people some of the complexities of North Korea and trade and other things, and we’ll be discussing them all as we progress — and it could be very well late into the evening.

We very much respect you and we very much respect the people of South Korea.

I’d like to also congratulate you upon your election victory. It was a great victory, and you did a fantastic job. A lot of people didn’t expect that, and I did expect it. I thought that was going to happen. So I want to congratulate you very much.

And thank you also, thank you for coming.

END – 6:23 P.M. EDT

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No more funky apples

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204 Responses to President Trump and First Lady Melania Host South Korean President Moon Jae-In and First Lady Kim Jung-Soon

  1. Minnie says:

    Charming, hospitable and focused – like a Boss 🇺🇸🚂🇺🇸

    Liked by 29 people

    • bertdilbert says:

      Historic first meeting with the new South Korean leader and all the media wants to know about is Mika’s face lift.

      Liked by 31 people

      • Minnie says:

        😂

        Liked by 2 people

      • Everything with the enemedia is a “look squirrel”. It’s really obvious.

        Liked by 7 people

        • WSB says:

          The clip of the arrival was lovely, save for the idiotic reporter off camera, yelling at President Trump about his tweets yesterday. Does she not know when ceremonial events occur, she should shut up?

          And I am thoroughly good without the funky apples. The First Ladies looked astonishingly beautiful, and the flowers matched both of their ensembles.

          Liked by 2 people

      • Brenda copely says:

        Notice the opinion nature of the media question yelled out so rudely at what should have been a dignified, respectful moment – ” any regrets about your tweets this morning?” Implying that he should have regrets instead of his honest comment about the ridiculous nature of Mika’s nasty remarks. She got what she deserved in response to a nasty public comment about our President.

        Liked by 6 people

      • farmhand1927 says:

        CNN–The Most Trusted Name in Fake News

        Liked by 2 people

        • H.R. says:

          When people want the very best in Fake News, they turn to CNN.

          I can just hear that sonorous, stentorian announcers voice extolling the virtues of CNN, farmhand1927.

          However, right now it’s a whiny voice:
          We’re not really Fake News. Aw c’mon! Really, we’re not. Pretty please? Sugar on top?
          🙂

          Liked by 1 person

      • Remington..... says:

        Talk about reorganizing the deck chairs on the Titanic. She’d have been better served by an exorcist.

        Liked by 4 people

      • LULU says:

        bertdilbert, only if we keep bringing it up. This thread is about the South Korean visitors and the lovely state dinner. Why cause that other rubbish to hijack it?

        Liked by 1 person

      • Somewhere in Dixie says:

        They are determined to ignore everything that Trump is doing to help America.

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    • Ned says:

      “President Moon, thank you very much. It’s a great honor to have you at the White House and your very beautiful and lovely wife. We appreciate it.”
      I’d bet no one said that about Michele… I couldn’t be prouder than our President Trump and our First Lady! Beautiful flowers and she looks elegant as usual. The men seemed to be happy to be around both of them. Thank God, HiLIARy is not our President! I am thankful every day.

      Liked by 23 people

      • margarite1 says:

        Hillary was all about imposing her will on as many people as possible for her own personal glory. She came so close to succeeding that its frightening.

        Liked by 7 people

        • farmhand1927 says:

          We’ve been blessed by having President Trump and sending Hillary to the timbers of Chappaqua. Now, our work and dedication must be that we never get that close again to losing our Republic.

          Celebrate 4th of July this year with renewed love of America, great appreciation for what our Founding Fathers and the patriot soldiers did to fight for and win our Independence. King George III surely laughed at the Deplorables of the day, those shop keepers, farmers, grist mill operators, tailors, potters, blacksmiths, woodsmen, hunters and trappers and other common, but great and mighty souls that sacrificed all so we could live here in peace, freedom and prosperity.

          Liked by 3 people

      • Sam says:

        Ned, I shudder to think of shrillary’s Mao suits everyday. They are an excellent prediction of how she would do in office.

        Liked by 1 person

        • lady4trump says:

          Yes, she stocked up on those Mao suits towards the end of her campaign, thinking of her ascending to be President in 2017. Scary how close we came, but God came through for us!

          Pray for our beloved President Trump every day, because he is really precious to our country right now.

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    • helix35 says:

      “Funky apples replaced with fresh florals.” Kind of sums up the last Presidential election.

      Liked by 7 people

  2. rf121 says:

    Short negotiation.
    PT: You will support my position regarding North Korea or we will pull all our troops out.
    Moon: Yes Sir!

    Liked by 18 people

  3. alexxxals says:

    THEY MAKE ME PROUD!!!

    Liked by 26 people

    • alexxxals says:

      The people who agree also make me proud, If all Americans felt this way we would have a perfect united country, so all of you out there that disagree, GIVE OUR PRESIDENT A CHANCE.

      Liked by 9 people

      • G. Combs says:

        ” […]so all of you out there that disagree,” AND HATE OUR COUNTRY – LEAVE!

        It is the hatred of our country and our Constitution based on the Rule of Law that leads to the hatred of President Trump.

        As far as I am concerned, You want to burn our flag? Fine.
        HOWEVER burn our flag should be considered a statement that you are REVOKING your citizenship AND your permission to abide here. You have 7 days to pack-up and LEAVE.

        Liked by 5 people

    • Ned says:

      They sure do!
      It’s been a long time since I could be genuinely proud of our President.
      I’d say not since President Reagan. He loved our country and so does President Trump.
      May God bless them.

      Liked by 22 people

      • Beverly says:

        I’m still almost hysterical with relief that we have a patriot in our White House instead of a treasonous leftwinger and his minions intent on Destroying us. YUUUGELY RELIEVED.

        I’ve met three people who know the president personally, and they all agreed on one thing: “He is a genuinely patriotic American.” That, my friends, is the vast difference between him and any Dimocrat, let alone the Commiecrats like Hussein and Hagzilla.

        Liked by 18 people

    • corimari2013 says:

      I noticed how President Moon Jae-In and First Lady Kim Jung-Soon had big smiles on their faces from the moment they exited the car to the entire time President Trump spoke the welcome and intro when seated at the table. Their entire faces were lit up in expressions of enjoyment and pleasure.
      The lush, beautiful table setting was a gracious honor and enthusiastic welcome to them.
      Truly, our President and First Lady are generous, thoughtful, and tasteful hosts.

      Liked by 4 people

  4. Oldschool says:

    Sounds like POTUS may have to do some convincing that past administrations have done the “concessions” thing. That is why we are now at a critical juncture. What weak “leaders” POTUS has to deal with.

    Liked by 9 people

    • ladypenquin says:

      Yes, caught that from the South Korean president, “some concessions” – it’s past concession time. North Korea is playing a dangerous game. We give concessions, it just gives them more time to keep their starving people working on their nuclear capability.

      Concessions is just another word for appeasement. We all can see how that is working out for the world.

      Liked by 3 people

    • USMCLt says:

      President Moon’s comments on “concessions” land him somewhere between naive and dangerous. Anyone with half of a functioning brain should understand that concessions and rewards for bad behavior are directly responsible for the North Korea we deal with today. The Kim Dynasty must be starved just like it’s people. Americans need to remember that we are still technically at war with these creeps and that THEY started it all in 1950.

      Liked by 10 people

  5. Snow White says:

    I want to see the funky apples 😊😊

    Liked by 7 people

  6. Sylvia Avery says:

    I love Melania’s peplum dress. I was so excited to see what she would be wearing. I know, I know, but I can’t seem to help myself.

    Anyone know if she will be going along to the G-20 meeting and to Poland??? I am hoping so, so I can be treated to pics of Melania…

    Liked by 19 people

  7. sundance says:

    Liked by 20 people

  8. Pam says:

    Don’t forget this part. haha

    Liked by 7 people

  9. bertdilbert says:

    Liked by 18 people

  10. Charlie says:

    Just putting this out there….
    Floral displays, event decorations and couture is creating “splodey heads”.
    Liberals, commies and progressives dominate these industries and they aren’t happy about Melania exuding beauty and style at each event.

    Liked by 11 people

    • Ned says:

      Let it drive them mad!
      Melania is everything liberals are not. She is beautiful on the inside and outside.
      Not so long ago they interviewed her about state visits. It’s ALLOT OF WORK and she is directly involved. She stated it was like planning a wedding each time. She has people helping her but she is the decision maker. That table is SOO BEAUTIFUL and I;d bet the flowers were very fragrant. She is classic elegance.

      Liked by 14 people

    • Beverly says:

      Yes, she doesn’t miss the pinheads who are boycotting her, At ALL. Oh, how that must chap their hides.

      Liked by 5 people

      • olderwiser21 says:

        Beverly, I am sure all those pinheads are now regretting their decision not to have anything to do with the most popular woman in the world right now. Idiots – serves them right, and I hope she remembers all those designers who snubbed her! Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face!

        Liked by 3 people

  11. MVW says:

    I know Trump has this, but I don’t want to take it for granted. Americans are proud of him and his elegant wife, Melania, and sons and daughters. A sea change at the White House. MAGA!

    Liked by 16 people

  12. MfM says:

    I love how Pres. Trump is using various rooms. The other night it was the East Room and tonight it looked like the State Dining Room. I’m sure each selection has a reason.

    Liked by 6 people

    • LULU says:

      No looming tents on the WH lawn. No Hollyweird production flowers, decor, lighting and entertainment. Totally glitz-free. And the Trumps were supposed to be amateurs. How absurd. More class in their little fingers than in those pretenders’ whole bodies.

      The Trump White House is quite elegant.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. MfM says:

    It’s nice how the flowers are low so they can be talked over.

    Liked by 6 people

  14. kiskiminetas says:

    I spent 14 months in South Korea attached to an engineer company 74-75. We were stationed around 5 air miles or so from the DMZ. The North Koreans would send leaflets through the air and they would land on our compound. The front had a drawing of a North Korean smashing a large cross on the top of a school house. The communist government there cannot be trusted. The South has for some time wanted to ease relations with them but to me it just a pipe dream

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Jimmy Jack says:

    Apparently somehow I missed the funky apples.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jimmy Jack says:

      I’d love to see more photos of all Melania fashion, decorating and entertainment related WH events including menus for each official meal. Does anyone know if this exists anywhere already ?

      Liked by 3 people

    • fuzzi says:

      nwtex, I looked at your picture and though of how excited and happy many of those who help decorate the White House must be, working with someone with taste and class, making our First Family’s residence look so special!

      Liked by 4 people

    • H.R. says:

      Look at all the Cabinet members attending. I’m assuming all of their South Korean counterparts are there, too.

      Like a Boss: “All hands on deck! We’ll have a nice dinner and then get down to business.”

      Liked by 1 person

    • Bendix says:

      I think having to endure a stiff, staged dinner like that, one of the things that makes it more tolerable is all the beautiful floral displays.

      Like

    • Sunshine says:

      A very beautiful set-up. Magnificent flower arrangement.
      Melania VS Michelle: I’m sure Obama must be comparing his wife to Melania and Michelle must be seething with envy.

      Like

  16. sg says:

    Thank God Trump won. and thank God we have such an elegant and beautiful First Lady.

    Liked by 4 people

  17. US says:

    Sorry to say, but if one thinks this is an elegant state dinner table one has not been watching Downton Abbey.

    Like

    • Janie M. says:

      US, I believe he and she will be frugal but elegant… President Trump is mindful that it is being furnished on the taxpayer’s dime.

      Liked by 6 people

    • MfM says:

      This isn’t a State Dinner even if it was held in The State Dining Room. It’s just an official dinner.

      A State Dinner is a massive amount of planning and usually entertainment and lots and lots of pomp and fluff. I think even the State Department gets involved.

      Like

  18. Ackman420 says:

    The table setting is very elegant, and FLM looks stunning. But what was on the menu? I’d like to know what we are serving some of these dignitaries. I’m sure it’s on par with the company. Do tell?

    I will research a bit.

    Liked by 5 people

  19. Sunshine says:

    I read the words South Korea, and I think of the horrific DOG MEAT trade.
    We can put on a pretty smile but man’s best friend goes through a horrific death.
    Settle this problem.

    Liked by 3 people

    • MOA says:

      but man’s best friend goes through a horrific death.

      Really? Is it like halal or something? Wouldn’t a dog be generally killed for meat in the same efficient manner as any other edible beast in Korea?

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      • Sunshine says:

        Electrocution, like horses. Often, it takes a few attempts before the dog dies. The only meat I eat is either hunt meat or meat from animals raised in fields such as bison, wapiti.
        What’s really bad about the dogs is they all get to see what is being done to their cage companions and know their turn is coming up.

        Liked by 1 person

        • MOA says:

          Electrocution, really? Seems unnecessarily complicated. Electrocuting a horse? Sounds like a major logistical undertaking, better not have any fuses in that circuit ;-). Sounds like you just maybe are making in up from one case to a general assertion…..to fit a narrative perhaps?
          Don’t worry, it happens often with anti hunting activists etc.

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        • whatfreshnell says:

          Thank you for bringing this out. Pressure needs to be brought to bear on this issue. It is hideous.

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    • G. Combs says:

      “I read the words South Korea, and I think of the horrific DOG MEAT trade.”

      SOOooooo?
      When I read the words France, I think of the horse meat trade. (A decent sized horse can feed a family for about year.) Here in the USA we rather have dogs and horses feed worms and bacteria.

      I actually donate the animals my vet says should be put down to a tiger rescue instead of feeding worms and bacteria. My vet knows I don’t have delicate liberal sensibilities and gave me the tiger rescue’s information.

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  20. fedback says:

    Did Wilbur sneak a kiss from the beautiful First Lady

    Liked by 1 person

    • H.R. says:

      Inquiring minds want to know.

      That would be a great running gag on the press corpse. Wilbur sneaks a kiss every event and they see how long it takes the press to catch on. Then, all hell breaks loose in the media about “Melania and Wilbur’s secret affair!” (And more tabloid-type gossip.)

      a) When the “muh Russia” squirrel expires, it provides a new squirrel to chase.
      2) It shows the YSM to be the tabloids they really are; makin’ stuff up for eyeballs.

      In any case, I’m sure President Trump has his laser pointer ready to distract the YSM kittens when he needs them out of the way.

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  21. georgiafl says:

    The setting for the dinner with President Moon and his party denotes an informal pre-business meeting supper, not a State Dinner. That must be why Melania chose to use mats instead of a cloth.

    The china doesn’t look like the Bush II china that I thought at first. Maybe Wilson or Eisenhower.

    Beside the new Obama service, there are 18 sets of china currently in use at the White House:
    James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Franklin Pierce, Abraham Lincoln (2), Ulysses S. Grant (2), Rutherford Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan, William J. Clinton and George W. Bush.

    https://www.whitehousehistory.org/press-room/press-timelines/white-house-china-service
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_china

    At Mar A Lago for the Chinese President, the table was Trump-level elegant with a pearl studded cloth, vermeil flatware, etc.

    Liked by 3 people

  22. MOA says:

    It’s surely good to have Western civilisation back in the White House again.

    I haven’t kept track…but I’m guessing the Muslim Brotherhood, errr… “advisors and associates” are not long taking tea with the President these days? In fact, they might even have been expelled?

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  23. gary says:

    You sort of wonder how Trump is doing discussing possibly “nuking” N.Korea, right? Maybe low yield nuke, or maybe non-radiation nukes, or emp nukes, or some other super-weapon that is top secret.

    N.Korea is not going to stop trying to make nukes to destroy us, or create suitcase nukes they could deliver to USA cities.

    One suitcase nuke or missile nuke would emotionally, economically devastate this country if placed in D.C or major city.

    Is Trump going to do nothing about N.Korea , and just bide time, like Clinton, Bush, Obama did and push the problem into the future.

    Do you think Trump will keep S.Korea in the dark about surprise attack, and keep things close to the vest?

    What do you think? (endless talks doesn’t work, never will)

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    • MOA says:

      The pressure arises for PTrump because NK was not a nuke State under previous Presidents. Obama doesn’t count because he couldn’t overwhelm an angry poodle and thought the decadent US deserved a nuclear armed NK in any case.

      If the Pres believes unstable NK will not launch a nuke ICBM (which they don’t have but will have), then not much to worry about. If Donald believes that Kim and the regime generals will end up hanging from lamp posts, a la Ceaușescu (yes I know, he was shot), then there might be a big problem. Going out in ablaze of glory against the hated US seems likely.
      Kim must right now be assured he can live out his life in Monaco or an upmarket dacha near Mac Donalds in Moscow or on the Shanghai strip….guaranteed by the US.

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      • kiskiminetas says:

        Donald Trump will NOT start a nuclear war. It would be insane for him or any other world leader to do so. In today’s continually retrograding (detreating) world what it doesn’t need is some trigger happy nation using nuclear weapons against another one(s). There is enough chaos, misery and destruction going on around this world today. No need to start a bigger fire.

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  24. teaforall says:

    The Pride is back in America.
    Melania is a elegant First Lady for all the world to see……….

    Liked by 5 people

    • Publius Covfefe says:

      Especially in comparison with the perpetually angry Wookie that preceded her. Zero class Moochelle, our Afirmative Action First Wookie.

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  25. wodiej says:

    Lovely as always.

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  26. GSR says:

    I detest North Korea, but there are no good options. Let the South,Japan and China deal with the crazy Norks.

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  27. tee says:

    The flowers on the dinner table match both Melanias and Mrs Moon’s dresses – nice touch

    Liked by 1 person

  28. K2P2Ribbing says:

    Flowers on the table–I like; not so much when they’re all over a jacket (way too gaudy for me). At any rate, I’m proud of our First Family. They look . . . . normal. Insane and the Mooch just looked fake–and pissed!

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  29. I love Melania’s dress…that’s the style I like the best…it’s 1940’s….looks good on her, and also on me, which is why I like it, probably. Hope Daily Mail has something on it and someone will post a link.

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  30. oldME says:

    She’s a class act, and smarter than 99% of the room everywhere she goes. Was pretty sure there was more than luck of the draw at work when I noticed her wearing colors subtly complimenting visiting heads of state, and who knows, just maybe it helped to set them at ease a little.

    Style points – Only paid attention for a few, but woman in red for China, pretty green for Queen Rania, white I think was Japan, black for the Pope, and nowhere to be seen when Merkel was around – which was maybe the only way to help the Merk to not look like a drab

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