Bidens entertain more than 330 guests at 1st state dinner

Dec 1, 2022, 12:32 PM | Updated: Dec 2, 2022, 11:29 am
The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden...

The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first White House state dinner of President Joe Biden’s administration drew big names Thursday from fashion, entertainment, politics and business who turned out to help celebrate French President Emmanuel Macron and the return of large social events after the pandemic.

There were kisses all around as the Bidens stepped out on the North Portico to welcome the Macrons — Jill Biden in an off-the-shoulder navy Oscar de la Renta gown, Brigitte Macron in a high-necked ivory one by Louis Vuitton.

Jill Biden’s open invitation as the foursome headed inside: “Enjoy the evening.”

Other guests trickled in via a side entrance, seeming keen to do just that. First to arrive: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, followed not long after by Gov. John Carney, from Biden’s home state of Delaware.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus whizzed by the press, pausing only to say that, yes, she’d been to a state dinner before and it was all “very exciting.” Late-night TV host Stephen Colbert said nothing as guests passed through a White House decorated for the holidays and boarded trolleys for the ride down the South Lawn to a heated party tent.

Shoe designer Christian Louboutin — wearing a crystal bolo tie — said “I have no idea” when asked how many women might be wearing his red-soled shoes for the night, and wouldn’t hazard a guess. Vogue editor Anna Wintour also was among the 338 names on the guest list.

Biden family made the cut too: Adult children, Hunter and Ashley, and sister Valerie Biden.

Others attending: “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, actor Jennifer Garner, singer John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Ada Limon, poet laureate of the United States. Garner was among those wearing velvet, a popular choice on a night when temperatures dipped into the 30s.

Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was there, as was House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy of California, who hopes to succeed Pelosi. She got a seat at the head table with the Bidens and Macrons; McCarthy did not.

Asked how he felt about attending a dinner with Hunter Biden, whom Republicans are keen to investigate when they take control of the House in January,” McCarthy said, “I’m at dinner with my mom and I’m going to have a great time.”

Other lawmakers were excited to introduce family members who accompanied them. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., who wore a royal blue one-shoulder gown and elbow-length black gloves, brought her niece, Hannah Carter, who told her aunt the affair “feels like Bridgerton,” referring to the Netflix romance series.

Before dinner, which ran late, Biden offered a toast “to the history that binds us and the values that still unite us, and the future we’re going to forge together. Vive la France and God Bless America.”

“I do hope you had a great dinner,” Macron joked as he opened his reciprocal toast to “Dear Joe.” Guests, many of them presumed to be hungry, laughed.

“This evening we are not just honored and moved, but we feel the importance of this moment,” Macron said. “It means a lot for all of us, because this is our history.”

Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms stopped to talk shop before Tuesday’s runoff Senate election in Georgia, where Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock is seeking reelection. “I think it’s going to be a great night for Georgia on Tuesday … just gotta make sure people continue to turn out.”

With the tent ready and the tables set for the big dinner, hostess Jill Biden earlier Thursday took her French counterpart to a language museum to highlight their mutual interest in learning and their growing friendship.

“We are friends,” Brigitte Macron said as she and Biden clasped hands at Planet Word. “We are friends,” Biden repeated.

The declaration of friendship fit the occasion. A state dinner is a high diplomatic honor, one the United States bestows only on its closest allies — like France, one of America’s oldest.

Guests began trickling in to the White House as the sun set, dressed to impress and looking forward to saying they played a small part in history — the first state dinner hosted by the Bidens.

Plenty of business luminaries attended, including French luxury goods magnate Bernard Arnault, movie mogul and investor Jeffrey Katzenberg, private equity legend Henry Kravis and IBM CEO Arvind Krishna.

The guest list also had a heavy presence of big Democratic donors who helped the party make a better-than-expected showing in the midterm elections. Among them, Katzenberg, a big Hollywood money man; Avram Glazer, who in recent years has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic causes; and Alexander Soros, the son of George Soros and deputy chair of Soros’ Open Society.

Butter-poached Maine lobster, beef with shallot marmalade and American cheeses were on the menu for the red-white-and-blue themed dinner. Dessert was orange chiffon cake with roasted pears and crème fraiche ice cream. American sparkling wine will be served for the toasts.

Guests dined on rented tableware because place settings from the White House china collection are not allowed to be removed from the executive mansion. They were seated at a mix of square and rectangular tables with dark blue silk cloths, red candles and arrangements of red, white and blue flowers, including white irises, the official flower of France.

Jon Batiste, a Grammy Award-winning New Orleans native and the former bandleader and musical director of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” provided the after-dinner entertainment.

“It’s going to be fire,” Batiste promised ahead of his performance.

Before he came on stage, Jill Biden brought out Cris Comerford, the White House executive chef, and Susie Morrison, the White House executive pastry chef, to be recognized for the meal.

The White House had not held a state dinner since September 2019, largely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which put a damper on gatherings of large numbers of people.

But entertaining is back at the White House.

Thursday’s dinner followed last month’s wedding of Biden’s granddaughter on the South Lawn with 250 guests. And tens of thousands of people will stream through the White House this month, including tourists and others invited to nearly a month’s worth of holiday receptions.

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Associated Press reporter Brian Slodysko contributed to this report.

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              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Jon Batiste performs during a State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              The White House is seen from the State Dinner location on the South Lawn before President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged a toast in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Actress Ariana DeBose and Henry Munoz III arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              Apple CEO Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and her husband Derek Bottoms arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., and his mother Roberta McCarthy arrive for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, hold hands during a visit to Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, hold hands as they speak during a visit to Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, applaud as Ann Friedman, a retired first grade reading teacher and Founder and CEO of Planet Word, speaks during a visit to the interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron talk with students during a visit to Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              First lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, visit Planet Word, an interactive museum, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            White House executive chef Cris Comerford holds dishes during a media preview for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. The dinner will include a butter poached Maine lobster, beef with shallot marmalade, American artisanal cheeses, and an orange chiffon cake for desert. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) 
              White House executive pastry chef Susie Morrison, right, holds a dish during a media preview for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. The dinner will include a butter poached Maine lobster, beef with shallot marmalade, American artisanal cheeses, and an orange chiffon cake for desert. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            A table is set during a media preview for the State Dinner with President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the sound and fury about raising the nation’s debt limit, most economists say federal borrowing is not at a crisis point … at least not yet. The national debt is at the core of a dispute about how to raise the government’s legal borrowing authority, a mostly political argument that […]
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